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State High Court Overturns Concealed Carry Ban at Colorado Univ.

March 06, 2012  | 

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on March 5 that the University of Colorado can't ban concealed-carry permit holders from bringing guns onto campus.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group, filed a lawsuit against the university in 2008, claiming its concealed weapon policy violated state gun laws, reports the Daily Camera. James Manley, the attorney representing the group, argued that state law prohibits local governments from limiting state concealed-weapon rights.

Attorneys with the university argued that the law applies to cities and counties, not its campuses. University officials said they would allow concealed weapons on campus in two weeks.

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FireCop @ 3/7/2012 4:58 AM

Carrying a firearm whether a law enforcement officer or a citizen, is a huge responsibility. How many of these students realize that, is the question. Are they allowed to wear their weapon into the classroom or is this just while visiting the campus?

Thor Odinson @ 3/7/2012 6:12 PM

They (me) are allowed to carry anywhere--in class, between classes, on the lawn, their car, just like the 2nd Amendment has mandated for hundreds of years. That means they can protect themselves anywhere. The 10 day delay by campus cops is not lawful either.

Jack Betz @ 3/7/2012 8:46 PM

Same old arguement again. Allow firearms in and the place will become a bloodbath with parking lots turning into the OK corral and shootouts over parking spots. They said it in Fla. in Texas and anyplace else that has allowed citizens the right to defend themselves. IT HAS NOT HAPPENED YET!

Mark in Iowa @ 3/14/2012 11:59 AM

FireCop, I agree with you 100% on CCW holders understanding their responsibility with a gun. The part I do not agree with is suggesting that college kids not being able to understand that responsibility. I really do not believe age has anything to do with it. I know several adults aged 30 and up that should not be allowed to carry. On the flip side, I would let my 13 year old daughter carry. She knows the law and is a good shot!

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