It’s amazing how a potential felony charge can focus the bureaucratic mind. Gonzaga U. students Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh had their guns confiscated in a midnight raid by university police after a recent defensive gun use. They say they were unaware that they were violating school policy by keeping their legally owned firearms in their off-campus university-owned apartment. When Gonzaga’s rent-a-cops weren’t cooperative when the two tried to retrieve their heaters, the young scholars reported the guns as stolen to the Spokane PD. Now, khq.com reports that the GLOCK and shotgun have been returned . . .
Gonzaga students Dan McIntosh and Erik Fagan have now acquired their weapons that were taken from them by campus security four hours after they fended off a home intruder on October 24th. Weapons any place on the G.U. campus or at any university residence is prohibited. McIntosh said that they did not know they could pick them up immediately until KHQ informed them of an e-mail we received from the university stating that they could have their guns back. The only restriction was that the students had to move the weapons off campus to a non-university residence which would be in compliance with the weapons policy.
Fagan and McIntosh have been put on probation by the university for their policy violation, so as long as they keep their noses clean, they’ll be allowed to complete their degrees in eastern Washington. But if they plan to stay in the university’s gun-free housing, they’ll have to ditch the mohaskas and take their chances like everyone else.