I'm a student at a public university in Louisiana, and I was reading up on the state's firearm law in order to be sure I could legally keep such a weapon for defense in my apartment, which is extremely close to campus (D.C. v. Heller should theoretically have me covered, but I'm hardly in a position for a legal battle at the moment...).
However, reading the statute, I was surprised to read the following in RS 14:95.2
C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to: ...
(4) The possession of a firearm occurring within one thousand feet of school property and entirely on private property, or entirely within a private residence. (5) Any constitutionally protected activity which cannot be regulated by the state, such as a firearm contained entirely within a motor vehicle...
(8) A student who possesses a firearm in his dormitory room or while going to or from his vehicle or any other person with permission of the administration.
The 4th exception seems to vindicate my current arrangement, and the 5th to permit my automotive transport of the firearm along the roads on campus. However, the 8th appears to be explicitly contradicted by policies I was informed of when living on campus, alongside signage posted liberally at campus entry roads and residential parking lots. The (to my mind, patently absurd) standard in the "Living On Campus Handbook" is
Weapons Possession and use of firearms (including but not limited to air pistols, BB guns, and paint guns), facsimile weapons, ammunition (including but not limited to empty/spent shell casings), explosives, fireworks, knives (other than kitchen utensils), or dangerous weapons is prohibited in or around Residential Life properties.
Is there some other source of legal authority legitimating the university's actions that I ought to be aware of? If not, what might the correct legal remedy be to ensure administration's compliance with the statute? I suppose I no longer have any standing, even if I were in a position to raise the issue.
A perhaps more pressing meta-law question: is there a better way to see all statutes that modify a given statute, or to see the state of all regulations as they stand, i.e. can I
git clone the laws I'm currently subject to rather than sifting through all the patches in the commit history?