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December 12th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

New shooting on Virginia Tech campus renews gun policy debate – should guns be allowed on school grounds?

Last Thursday's shooting at Virginia Tech College, where a police officer was shot to death while making a routine traffic stop, has redirected attention back to the state's gun laws and renewed debate about gun control.

While gun control advocates will likely use this occurrence to argue that gun control laws should be tightened, gun-rights organizations such as The Virginia Civil Defense League are expected to lobby to prevent state agencies, including colleges, from banning guns on campus this year.

Today on American Morning, Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Civil Defense League, talks with Ali Velshi to discuss how the Virginia Tech shooting could affect U.S. gun laws and to explain his organization's perspective on gun control.

Filed under: Gun rights • Violence
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