Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors approved a regulation that prohibits everyone except law enforcement officers from bringing a gun to campus buildings or events.

The new regulation, which was approved in a voice vote with no discussion, also bans a variety of other weapons, including knives with blades larger than 3 inches, blackjacks, machetes, straight razors, stun guns, and nunchucks or other fighting weapons.

However, the weapons ban, based on similar rules adopted by George Mason University, does not stop visitors from carrying Mace.