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Students Sue University for Shutting Down Protest of Gun-Free Zones

Added 01-18-20 09:38:02am EST - “"violating university policy because they did not obtain permission to speak from MSU officials"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Students Sue University for Shutting Down Protest of Gun-Free Zones”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“violating university policy because they did not obtain permission to speak from MSU officials”

Students who want to protest gun-free zones at Montclair State University must get permission two weeks ahead of time, no matter how mirthful their protest is.

MSU’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter filed a federal lawsuit against the New Jersey public university Thursday, targeting three “sets of policies” as unconstitutional.

The first is the speech permit policy, which prematurely ended YAL’s September protest against gun-free zones, according to the suit. Members dressed up in orange prisoner jumpsuits and held up signs that read “every civilian gun is a threat,” “disarm law abiding citizens” and “criminals for gun free zones.”

Sergeant of Campus Police Kaluba Chipepo told the activists they were violating university policy because they did not obtain permission to speak from MSU officials. They were told to disband voluntarily or their gathering would be “terminated,” as “protests cannot continue.”

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