Colorado – Right to carry on campus update

Posted: March 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

For the last few years the Student’s for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) has been fighting a legal battle in Colorado claiming that  college students have a constitutional right to carry a gun on campus. On March 5th the Colorado Supreme Court agreed with SCCC by stricking down the University of Colorado’s campus gun ban, saying the CU Board of Regents overstepped its authority in blocking students from carrying licensed concealed weapons.

What this essentially means is that students and employees of the 30 public universities, colleges and community colleges in Colorado will soon be able to legally carry guns on campus. Exactly how this ruling will be implemented is not exactly clear at the moment. This is, of course, not a novel concept as 220 other college campuses in Mississippi, Utah, Virginia, Oregon and Wisconsin currently allow permit holders to carry in one form or another (note, nothing bad has ever happened involving a lawful firearm on any of those 220 campuses).

The Supreme Court remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings and the new ruling will take effect at the end of the month (March) unless the university can persuade the court it made a mistake (which is rare).

Good news for Colorado and freedom lovers everywhere!!


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