Breaking: Colorado Supreme Court rules against CU gun ban.

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    Breaking: Colorado Supreme Court rules against CU gun ban.

    WOOHOO!!!!!!

    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.
    Court rules against campus gun ban | 9news.com
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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
    policy.

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor
    University of Colorado Boulder

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    news gets around fast
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    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.

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    Yeee Haah!

    +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!

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    About time

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    That is great! College campuses are becoming targets for a lot of crime...

    It's about time
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    Too bad CU Regents feel their students and faculty are less trust worthy than the students and faculty at Col. State.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom Doc View Post
    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.
    Based upon the letter quoted by NatoTomato above I'd have to say "yes". This part is what makes me say that:

    ". . .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.

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    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!
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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.
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    If someone has a copy of the ruling or it is published in the near future I would appreciate a link to it. Please send me the link at admins@handgunlaw.us Thank you.
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