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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Eleven student governments in the University of North Carolina system have signed a proclamation opposing legislation that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to store handguns in locked vehicles on the system's campuses.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/195zlZ9) that in addition to the proclamation, Appalachian State student body president Dylan Russell sent a personal letter to House and Senate members expressing concerns with the bill.

The proclamation was signed by student body presidents at Appalachian State, East Carolina and North Carolina Central Universities; also signing were, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Lobbyists for UNC and private colleges have previously raised concerns about the bill, which is currently in a conference committee.

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