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R.I. Campus Officers Lobby for Guns

by Steph Machado

Campus police officers insisted to lawmakers Wednesday night that they need to carry firearms to do their jobs, even as administrators from the colleges opposed giving guns to their safety officers.

The House Judiciary Committee is considering legislation to mandate the arming of campus police, which would be a change from the current law that allows campus police forces to carry guns but leaves it up to each college or university to decide.

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