From the Executive Director

Hello and welcome to our March Newsletter:

Much is happening on the legislative front, as The Campaign is fighting campus bills in a number of states (more below). Unfortunately, after working for nearly 6 weeks with a courageous group of students and faculty, Gov. Justice signed guns on campus legislation in West Virginia. We were very disappointed with the result, especially since we worked with stakeholders back in 2019 to successfully defeat a similar bill. You can read our press statement below.

While dealing with the West Virginia defeat, we are simutaneously hard at work opposing guns on campus bills in the following states: Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, and Wyoming. If you live in one of these states, please take the appropriate action below to stop these bills.

The Campaign is also supporting our colleagues in Florida to oppose legislation that would eliminate the need for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. 25 states have already eliminated this type of permit and Florida could be next. Plans are under way for a major protest in St. Petersburg on March 16th in which The Campaign is helping organize.

On the Federal level, we continue to organize in support of the Federal Ban on Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines, along with Ethan’s Law – requiring safe gun storage. You can take action below.

This month we will mark Women’s History Month on social media. Look for our posts in the middle of the month.

Finally, become a “Campaigner” – a monthly, sustaining member of The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus. We can’t fight on so many fronts without your support. Pledge a monthly gift today to keep The Campaign strong.

Thanks for all you do!

Andy Pelosi, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Updates From The States

West Virginia – Governor Signs Guns On Campus Bill

After a well fought fight including opposition to the bill by students, faculty, staff and even several higher education presidents, Governor Justice signed SB 10 into law – allowing just about anyone to have a gun on public college and university campuses, in their buildings and in their dorms. The Campaign is reviewing our options for further action to stop this wrong headed policy.

Click here for The Campaign’s Press Statement condemning Governor Justice and the WV Legislature for this wreckless policy change.


HB 543 / SB 150 is ready for voting by the full membership in both houses. This legislation does many things including eliminating the permitting system for concealed handguns and expanding the Guardian Program to private schools.  Floridians, please consider joining us by checking out this Facebook link:

Click here to send a message in opposition to your House and Senate members.


A new bill (HB 105) is in  committee. This bill will take authority away from public colleges and universities to regulate weapons on campus, among other things

No action is required at this time, as the bill may be dead.

New Hampshire

A proposal for New Hampshire to join 47 other states by enacting a Gun Free School Zones Act bill barely failed earlier this week.

New York

(S.1407) will change current state law, which prohibits guns on New York’s public colleges and universities.

Click here to send a message to your New York State Senator.


(HB 542) will change current state law and allow anyone 21 and over to carry loaded, concealed handguns on public 2 & 4 year campuses.

Click here to send a message to your Kentucky Housemember.


In 2014, Idaho signed legislation to allow the carrying of concealed handguns in many locations on public college and universities spaces.  However, the law also allowed for exclusion zones (gun free locations).

SB 1008 would remove the ability of higher education entities from prohibiting guns at all.

Click here to send a message to members of the Idaho Senate State Affairs Cmte.


SB 1300/HB2667 is on track for final passage. This bill will allow people to carry loaded, concealed handguns in places that include, but are not limited to:

– Dormitories

– Classrooms

– Libraries

– Laboratories

– Concert Venues

– Disciplinary Hearings

– and More

Click here to help stop these bill today.


(HB 977) will change current state law and allow those as young as 18 (with a special permit) to carry loaded, concealed handguns on public 2 & 4 year campuses.  The Senate version died in committee but the House bill is being amended.

Click here to send a message to members of the House Sub-Committee.

Federal Actions

Tell Congress to Act Now on These Two Important Bills That Previously Passed the House

Pass the Assault Weapons Ban

It is well past time to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban with newly modernized provisions.

Tell Congress:

Pass the Assault Weapons Ban Now

Give Us Ethan’s Law

Ethan’s Law requires firearms to be safely stored away whenever children are present – in the home or in the workplace.

Tell Congress:

Pass Ethan’s Law Requiring Safe Storage

The Campaign In The News

Tragedy at Michigan State University

Black History Month Commemorated in February

Bayard Rustin, half-length portrait, facing front, microphones in foreground / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson. Courtesy: Library of Congress

Look for our Women’s History Month Tributes throughout March.




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