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Liberty University president: Students can carry guns on campus

A few days after Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged members of his student body to arm themselves , saying “if more good people had concealed-carry permits we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill..” he noted that students 21 and older are officially authorized to arm themselves on campus.

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"It's common sense to me," Falwell said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. "I just remember, eight years ago, just an hour and a half from Liberty University, the terrible carnage at Virginia Tech. I remember thinking .. what if just one of those students, one of those faculty members had had a concealed-carry permit. I just determined after that incident to make sure that Liberty University students were prepared, were able to protect themselves."

Only students 21 and older, faculty and staff members are allowed to carry on campus, Falwell said.

"We don't have a bunch of 18, 19, 20-year-old students running around with handguns," he said.

Hannity also holds a concealed-carry permit and said if he or Falwell had been in the San Bernardino, Calif. facility where two attackers opened fire, killing 14, they might have been able to mitigate the damage.

"If you were in that room, if I, as a concealed-carry permit holder and a marksman since I'm 11, if we were in that room, we might have been able to save lives," Hannity said.

Here's a video clip:

President Jerry Falwell appeared on 'Hannity' last night to discuss why he is urging students to arm themselves.

Posted by Liberty University on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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