New approach to banning guns on Oregon campuses

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education is expected to approve a new policy Friday that would ban guns on Oregon's seven university campuses.

A court decision in September upheld the right of students and faculty with concealed weapons permits to bear arms. But it also said the board has authority to control its property.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/swXAbp ) the new policy would require people to agree not to carry guns if they wanted to do any business on university property -- as a student, professor, employee, contractor, sports fan or visitor to any event on campus. There would be exceptions for police and military programs.

The Oregon Firearms Education Foundation says it's watching to see how the policy plays out before deciding whether to sue.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com