Perhaps the most enlightening evidence of the historical significance of prohibiting weapons on a college campus is found in the minutes of October 4, 1824, Board of Visitors of the newly created University of Virginia. Present for that meeting were Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, along with four other members. In that meeting of the Board of Visitors, detailed rules were set forth for the operation of the University which would open several months later. Under the rules relating to the conduct of students, it provided that “No student shall, within the precincts of the University, introduce, keep or use any spirituous or venomous liquors, keep or use weapons or arms of any kind…” Gov. Nathan Deal
Georgia’s Republican governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed students to bring guns on public university campuses, delivering a surprise blow to a movement that has successfully pushed to lift restrictions on carrying concealed firearms at colleges in eight other states.
Georgia students overwhelmingly opposed the campus carry bill in their state. Of 5,000 Georgia Tech students polled by the school’s student government, 70 percent said they opposed the bill, and only 23 percent said they supported it. The majority of the students at Georgia Tech also said concealed guns on campus would make them feel less safe. The bill was also unpopular among constituents. The Atlanta Journal-Constitutionpolled readers two years ago on the issue, at which point 78 percent of the respondents were against Georgia implementing campus carry.
In the immediate aftermath of the veto announcement, students in the University of Georgia system took to social media to celebrate the move.
Source: The Trace –Pro-Gun Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill in Georgia