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28 January 2016

Lawmakers Revive Campus Carry as Two More GSU Students are Robbed at Gunpoint in School Library

It's happened again.

For the fourth and the fifth time in two months, an armed robbery took place on the campus of Georgia State University.

GSU police issued an alert, 28 January 2016, providing details of the incident that occurred in the school's library.

Two students say their computers were taken from them at gunpoint, at approximately 7:41AM and 7:45AM in Library North. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing black Adidas shorts, black top and grey beanie.

A person of interest is in custody, GSU police say.

This latest crime comes on the same day that state lawmakers revived the controversial issue of campus carry.

State Representative Rick Jasperse introduced House Bill 859, which would allow weapons carry license holders to carry their firearm "in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education."

The recent rash of armed robberies at Georgia State University is sure to provide fodder for those supporting campus carry.

Gun control advocates will likely say weapons should not be allowed everywhere, and propose more funding for campus PD.