'Open carry' gun walk at Miami University

'Open carry' gun walk at Miami University

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) – - A group that has led "open carry" gun walks at other Ohio campuses is set to hold one at Miami University's Oxford campus and in the city of Oxford later this month.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. April 30.

Ohio law permits people to carry weapons on public property

Led by Jeff Smith of Cincinnati, the group has held "open carry" walks without incident at other campuses, including the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and the University of Akron, according to Miami University's website.

The group will not enter any university buildings carrying weapons, university officials wrote.

Miami will have police officers stationed near the walk in order to help promote safety and protect the rights of all, including walk participants.

University officials say they will not take disciplinary action against students under its code of conduct solely for legal possession of a weapon while participating in this organized event.

Weapons are not permitted in the residence halls or other buildings on campus.

Students are asked to contact the Miami University Police Department regarding storage of weapons and other information pertaining to participating in the walk.

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