||It is the policy of California State University San Marcos to provide a safe environment
for all students, employees, visitors, and guests by enforcing all laws pertaining
to firearms, weapons, or destructive devices on campus.
The restrictions pertaining to these devices are:
-It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.9 for any person, except as defined in
Penal Code Section 12031, to bring or possess any firearm onto any property owned,
controlled, or operated by the University without the prior written permission of
the President or designee. This authority is delegated to the University Chief of
-It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.10, with specific exceptions as noted
within 626.10 of the Penal Code, for any person to bring or possess a dirk, dagger,
ice pick, knife having a fixed blade longer than two and one half (2 1/2) inches,
stun gun or "Less Lethal Weapon" on any property owned, controlled, or operated by
the University without prior written permission of the President or designee. This
authority is delegated to the University Chief of Police.
A "Less Lethal Weapon" means any device that is designed to, or that has been converted
to expel or propel less lethal ammunition by any action, mechanism, or process for
the purpose of incapacitating, immobilizing, or stunning a human being through the
infliction of any less than lethal impairment of physical condition, function, or
senses, including physical pain or discomfort. It is not necessary that a weapon
leave any lasting or permanent incapacitation, discomfort, pain, or other injury or
disability in order to qualify as a less lethal weapon. Examples would include, but
not limited to, BB guns, pellet guns, Airsoft guns, and paint ball guns.
- No person may openly display or expose any imitation firearm, as defined in Penal
Code Section 12550, in a public place.
Arts 101 and Arts 111 are the only rooms approved for the use of imitation weapons
and firearms for theatrical purposes. All imitation weapons and firearms for theatrical
use will be provided by the Technical Director of the Department of Visual and Performing
Arts. Any imitation weapon or firearm brought onto campus and not issued by the University
is a violation of this policy. Any requests for an exception to this policy must
be for educational purposes and must be approved one week in advance of the event
in writing by the appropriate College Dean (or designee) and the Chief of Police.
-No person shall possess for any reason any fireworks, explosives or destructive devices
as enumerated in the California Health and Safety Code without prior written permission
of the President.
-No person shall possess any tear gas weapon to include Mace, CN gas, or CS Gas, pepper
spray, or other similar gas weapon containing more than 2.5 ounces net weight of aerosol
-No person shall possess any weapon enumerated in 12020 of the Penal Code, to include,
but not limited to, billy clubs, metal or plastic knuckles, belt buckle knife, shurikins
(AKA Chinese throwing stars), nunchaku, blackjack, sap, or any metal or replica practice
-It is a violation of Penal Code 653k to possess or keep in a vehicle a switch blade
or gravity knife (A "butterfly knife" for example).