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For a bill allowing concealed carry firearms on the campus of University of Alaska to become law, it requires marksman-like precision to be successful. The proposal of the bill will cause problems in the long term.

SB175, introduced by Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, via a legislative intern, skirts around Second Amendment rights by going after University of Alaska policies as a whole. The bill would forbid the University of Alaska Board of Regents from enacting policies that don’t run parallel to state laws.

The question is: How many policies besides concealed carry aren’t considered parallel to state law?

If SB175 were to be passed as-is, there’s no telling how dark and deep that “rabbit hole” may go. Anyone who disagrees with a campus policy could challenge its merit based on what state law says. In short, we feel the UA system would be hindered in its ability to craft policies in the best interests of students and in the pursuit of higher learning. What if marijuana is legalized in the state? Would students then be allowed to smoke inside residence halls? Universities may not be able to enforce visiting hours, curfews, segregated living between males and females, and more.

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