CNN has a pretty balanced piece of campus concealed carry. They get some of the legal subtleties wrong though. For instance, you can carry on a college campus in Pennsylvania legally, it’s just that Colleges and Universities, including those in the state system, exclude firearms through policy (rather than law). This is the case in Virginia as well. The laws being proposed in different states are meant to have various effects.
Many states, including Texas and Tennessee, ban concealed carry on college campuses through law. There are proposals to repeal this, but that would still allow college to ban them through policy. You could be expelled from the school, but you won’t be facing charges for violating a gun free zone. Virginia’s proposal would have prevented the state run school system from imposing restrictions on individuals who possessed a Concealed Handgun License.
While I have some issues with how CNN has chosen to cover this, the fact that this is becoming a serious debate at all is a sign on how far we’ve come here. Even five years ago, it wouldn’t even be up for serious debate.