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Chapter 12.
General Operations

Effective Date: 09/01/2010

12.7 Weapons Registration

Students and employees of Michigan Technological University and visitors to the University are required to register all firearms (rifles, pistols, shotguns, air rifles), archery or hunting bows, any weapon where license is required by law, or any dangerous weapon, with the Director of Public Safety and Police Services prior to bringing any such item onto University property or any property over which the University may have jurisdiction. Proof of such registration must be carried on the person of such student or employee or visitor while in possession of such an item on University property.

The possession or use of a loaded firearm or archery or hunting bow on University property is prohibited except at the rifle range and designated archery ranges and then only if such equipment is properly registered with the University. The possession of any explosive, excepting commonly accepted recreational sporting ammunition stored in designated weapons storage areas, in use at the rifle range, or in direct and rapid transit to or from these areas, is prohibited on University property except under the direction of a University employee as part of an authorized course or construction activity.

Except for the purpose of promptly transporting a properly registered firearm and/or its ammunition, bow, or other dangerous weapon directly to or from designated weapons storage areas, or the use of such items as part of an authorized course activity, the possession of such an item in any University building is prohibited. Furthermore, the storage of any such item on University property in other than a designated weapons storage area is prohibited. Designated weapons storage areas are limited to the weapons storage rooms in the rifle range, the archery range, ROTC weapons storage facilities, along with such other areas as may be subsequently designated as weapons storage areas by the Director of Public Safety and Police Services. The possession or storage of any firearm, bow, other dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosive is expressly prohibited in the Residence Halls and Michigan Tech Apartments.

Authorized law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties may be exempted from these regulations.

Any violation of these rules may render the violator liable to disciplinary action or expulsion.

This Policy constitutes a Rule and/or Regulation pursuant to MCL 4.201 et seq and MCL 752.581 et seq.

08/02/2007 The weapons storage area has been moved from the residence halls to Public Safety
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 15.8. Renumbered, changed "designated representative of the University" to "Director of Public Safety", added "This Policy constitutes a Rule... ."
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