Western Pa. school OKs concealed weapons group

February 17, 2010

A Pittsburgh-area community college will let a student form a campus chapter of a group that promotes the rights of students to carry concealed weapons.

A Community College of Allegheny County spokesman says Christa Brashier must provide a copy of the group’s revised constitution by March.

Brashier sued the school after officials refused to let her pass out leaflets advocating concealed carry rights in May. She won that lawsuit and has pressed forward with her efforts to form a local chapter of a Texas-based nonprofit, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.

Brashier’s efforts have been backed by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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