Colo. Court rules against campus gun ban

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has sided with opponents of a campus gun ban at the University of Colorado who claimed the ban is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature.

The court ruled Monday that lawmakers intended to take away the authority of the Board of Regents to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus.

Opponents said lawmakers would have listed universities as exceptions in a law passed in 2003 if they wanted guns banned on campus.

The Concealed Carry Act prohibits local governments from limiting concealed carry rights, with the only exceptions being K-12 schools, places where federal law bans it, public buildings with metal detectors and private property where owners object to concealed weapons.

A spokesman for the regents had no immediate reaction.


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  • by D.J. Location: Palisade on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:38 AM
    I am glad the CO. Supreme Court got it right. A campus shooter may think twice before trying it on one our Universities.
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      by Mason Storm on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to D.J.
      Doubtful that a shooter might think twice, but... might accomplish less mayhem if the odds are against him!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:51 AM in reply to Mason Storm
        It is the knowledge that a criminal may encounter equal force, may deter them. The only problem is that mentally ill liberals perpetrated the last few gun murders such as in AZ, and Ohio. As I see it, mental illness and liberalism are synonymous.
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          by Mason Storm on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:56 AM in reply to
          An astute diagnosis Doctor! :)
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