Campus carry is taking hold in more states now than ever. Who will be next?

Ozarks First reported.

Southwest Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Campus Carry Bill

A southwest Missouri state senator wants to remove the all-out ban on guns on college campuses.

Currently, college campuses are one of several places in Missouri where concealed-carry permit holders are not allowed to bring their weapons.

State Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, believes allowing people to carry on campus is a common sense safety move.

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, but Dixon said he is worried that right disappears when students at his alma mater are on the west side of National Avenue.

“Should she [a 21-year-old female student] not have the same rights to defend herself if she was say a legally permitted and trained concealed carry weapons holder,” Dixon said. “Should she not have the same rights to defend herself on both sides of National Avenue?”

After observing what happened at an Oregon community college, Virginia Tech University and several other campuses, Dixon said he has come to believe if Missourians are trained and certified, they should be able to carry at public colleges.

“The spokesperson for Virginia Tech, which this was about 2-3 months before the shooting at Virginia Tech said they didn’t need it because Virginia Tech was one of the safest campuses in the country,” Dixon said about efforts to pass campus carry in Virginia.