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Poll: Support for concealed carry on college campuses, but questions remain

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A poll released Thursday showed that Arkansas voters largely support allowing faculty and staff to carry guns on a college campus while being split on whether or not university officials should make the decision on a local level. 

According to a report from content partner Talk Business & Politics, the poll from Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College noted 61% of those polled supported concealed carry by staff on college campuses. But 40% were in favor and 38% against, with 22% undecided on whether or not to allow a board of trustees to make the decision.  

A bill from Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, House Bill 1249, would require each of the state's public colleges and universities to allow staff and faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus, Talk Business & Politics reported. 

An amended version of the bill was approved Thursday in the state Senate, sending the bill back to the state House

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