Interesting campus rule
Los Angeles Community College has promulgated regulations banning even non-operational firearms used in safety classes because (in words of one trustee), "We should make sure that students don't come to campus being afraid to run into somebody with a gun."
But they exempt non-operational guns used in "theatrical performance."
Even more interesting is that, with a California CCW, I can legally carry concealed on campus should I choose to go there, regardless of their "regulations". If I were an employee and they discovered my CCW, they could fire me. Were I a student, they could expel me. If they asked me to leave, and I refused, they could charge me with trespass. But State Code trumps local campus regs regarding the legality of my carrying my permitted concealed firearms in their hallowed halls.
Posted by: Tony at August 19, 2013 11:06 PM
Californians are always seeking to protect themselves from mythical and magical criminals who abide by "regulations".
Posted by: Mman at August 20, 2013 04:48 AM
So, no armed guards? What about police (who spend a fair amount of time at LACC campuses)?
Idiots in charge of the asylum, certainly.
Posted by: Flight-ER-Doc at August 20, 2013 07:10 AM
Tony, who would have the authority to ask you to leave? Campus Police, I assume. Admin bureaucrats, probably not. Staff/Professors/Instructors, indignant, but would they have standing? Students, as always, have zero authority and are mere chattel for the Adminstrative lords.
Posted by: Jim D. at August 20, 2013 05:18 PM
If I've blown concealment so badly that my firearm was exposed, I expect Campus or Local PD will be on their way for a Man With A Gun call. But I would respect the request of any official of the school if they requested I leave. Since CA is a May Issue state, my local Sheriff can pull my permit on a whim, and a trespassing charge would certainly fit that bill. I live in San Diego County, with a population of 3.5 million. There are about 750 CCWs issued to regular citizens. Our Sheriff is not pro-gun.
Posted by: Tony at August 20, 2013 07:17 PM