Right, if VT had just banned students with pepper spray all would have been well. :banghead: http://tinyurl.com/2akebh In wake of Virginia Tech, MSU tightens campus weapons policy Committee also studies what to do in case of campus shooting By The Associated Press BOZEMAN - Montana State University is changing its firearms policy in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings this spring. School officials say the changes clarify how weapons must be handled on campus and which weapons are banned. "We decided we needed to be more specific," said Glenn Puffer, associate dean of students. The new proposed policy spells out a long list of weapons that are banned on campus - from rifles, shotguns and handguns to swords, nunchucks and other martial arts weapons. Real-looking toy guns and pepper spray are also banned under the proposal. The university is taking public comment on the proposed policy until Friday. It states that even people who have permits to carry concealed weapons in public aren't allowed to bring their weapons on campus or into campus buildings. That's in line with state law, which suspends the privilege of concealed weapons in state buildings. The policy also clarifies how weapons can be stored. Students living in campus dormitories can't keep weapons in their rooms, but must store them in the dorm's storage lockers. Students or employees living off campus who are transporting a firearm in their vehicle must keep the weapon unloaded, cased and out of sight. "The gun rack with the gun loaded in the back of the pickup is not going to fly," Puffer said. MSU President Geoff Gamble asked Allen Yarnell, vice president for student affairs, to look into how the school would handle a campus shooting following the Virginia Tech massacre in April, which left 33 people dead. A committee identified three areas of concern, including the firearms policy, Puffer said. The group is still looking into a campus-wide notification system in the event of an emergency, and an emergency response plan for keeping people secure inside buildings. "We're really good at getting people out of buildings for fires and earthquakes," Puffer said. "We, and most institutions, have not looked at how to secure the whole campus against an external threat, a shooter."