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Court rules against campus gun ban | 9news.comDENVER (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.
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Here is the email I got from CU if anyone was curious how they responded:
TO: CU-Boulder Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM: Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
SENDER: Office of the Chancellor
DATE: March 5, 2012
SUBJECT: Important Message: Colorado Court Ruling Regarding Concealed Weapons on Campus
Dear CU community:
Today, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the University of Colorado
Board of Regents authority to set weapons policies outside of the provisions of
Colorado's 2003 Concealed Carry Act.
In response to this ruling, President Benson issued the following statement:
"We are disappointed the Colorado Supreme Court determined that the Board of
Regents does not, in this instance, have the constitutional and statutory
authority to determine what policies will best promote the health and welfare
of the university's students, faculty, staff and visitors, whose safety is
our top priority. The Board of Regents is in the best position to determine how
we meet that imperative. We will abide by the ruling and determine how it
affects our campuses."
I echo President Benson's statement on the ruling, which means that those
over the age of 21 who possess a valid Colorado Concealed-Carry permit can
carry a weapon anywhere on the CU-Boulder campus. Those under 21 are still
barred from having weapons on campus and we will vigorously enforce this
You should be aware that, of our resident students on campus, only 7% are over
21 and the University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD) estimates that less
than 0.6% of the University faculty, staff and students have a valid
Concealed-Carry Permit (CCP). Further, under current state law, having a CCP
does not allow a person to use his or her weapon to knowingly place or attempt
to place another person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
As always, should you see anyone with a weapon acting in a menacing manner,
please immediately contact CUPD. If any member of our campus community shares a
concern related to weapons on campus, please provide that information to CUPD
immediately by calling dispatch at 303-492-6666. Our on-campus students can
also contact their residence hall director or CUPD at 303-492-6666.
Please know that even as we enforce the law, the safety of our students,
faculty and staff is our top priority.
Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
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Who is John Galt?
The Boulder Camera (Boulder's primary newspaper) has an article on its website, quoting CU as saying that the ruling won't take effect for at least two weeks ... they still don't get it.
I hadn't had a lot of hope that the Colorado Supreme Court would rule in favor of gun rights ... they have recently leaned left on most issues. Glad they got this one right.
+1 for the good guys. About time the Libs in this state got put in their place. Surprised? Yes! Happy? Yes. The citizens of the Commonwealth of Boulder must have steam coming out of their ears.
Next time I have to run up there to the CU Library to do a literature search I might just have to OC! LOL!
Step in the right direction!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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That is great! College campuses are becoming targets for a lot of crime...
It's about time
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-James Earl Jones
Too bad CU Regents feel their students and faculty are less trust worthy than the students and faculty at Col. State.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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Any idea if CU plans to harass students that carry on campus after this? I know, finding them may not be easy, if they keep their mouths shut and conceal well. Still if you get made and their security detains you, could be bad even though legal.
Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
". . .we will vigorously enforce this policy. . ."
In other words, if you are found with a gun, expect us to give you a hard time about it, especially since they are estimating that less than 1% of their "population" has a valid CCW permit. So if you have a gun on you, I think they will assume you don't have a permit and probably make you feel like a criminal until you produce it. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
Finally! (edited to avoid inappropriate references and offensive language when referring to Boulder/CU) It's about time someone gave that bunch a Constitutional enema!
Never pick a fight with an old man...If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you - John Steinbeck
Come to Colorado...the governor is loopy
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Nice to see they feel giving statistics of how many faculty and students carry guns on a regular basis is HELPFUL for the safety of their school.
And you know I could have me a million more friends, and all I'd have to lose is my point of view. -- John Prine (A Good Time)