Pro-gun student says college muzzled her

May 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM

PITTSBURGH, May 28 (UPI) -- A community college student in Pittsburgh says officials are trying to stop her from organizing a chapter of a group that advocates the right to carry guns.

Christine Brashier, 24, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she would like to be able to carry a weapon on the Community College of Allegheny County campus because she does not feel safe. She said staffers told her in April she could not bring fliers to campus for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.

Brashier claimed that Yvonne Burns, dean of student development, told her: "You may wish to discuss this topic, but the college does not, and you cannot make us."

David Hoovler, a college spokesman, refused to comment on the details of Brashier's allegations. He pointed out she remains a student in good standing.

Hoovler said the college does not try to curb students' right to speak on any issue.

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