Thanks to all staff and faculty who wrote editorials and testified on Senate Bill 176.
A bill that would allow people to carry concealed handguns on University of Alaska campuses has been pulled. The bill's sponsor, Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, asked the Senate Finance Committee during a Tuesday hearing to not take up the bill this year, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (http://is.gd/AUQ0Xk). This year's legislative session is scheduled to end Sunday. Senate Bill 176 had previous hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Coghill chairs. From those sessions, Coghill said the bill has practical and safety issues the Legislature couldn't answer.