Guns-On-Campus Forum To Be Held At NWACC Today

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The Northwest Arkansas Community College will host a concealed-carry forum from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday (March 5) in the White Auditorium of Burns Hall on the Bentonville campus, according to a news release.

The forum will be an opportunity for people to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of the 2013 legislative session, which pertains to the concealed carry of handguns on Arkansas campuses by permit holders who are full-time college faculty and staff members, the news release states.

“In May 2013 the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by full-time faculty and staff members in buildings and grounds owned or controlled by the college,” the release states. “As required within the act, the Board of Trustees policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect.”