Colleges to fight concealed gun bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The heads of Oklahoma's state colleges and universities are vowing to oppose any legislative efforts to allow concealed weapons on campus.

Legislation that would have allowed concealed weapons on college campuses was defeated earlier this year after college presidents and law enforcement officers said it would create chaos and even more violence on campus.

But state Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson says the issue likely will resurface when the Legislature convenes next year.

Johnson spoke to a group of college officials and law enforcement officers that make up the Campus Life and Safety and Security Task Force, formed after the 2007 shooting deaths at Virginia Tech.

The defeated legislation would have allowed military veterans and others with firearms training to carry concealed weapons on campus.

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