July 23, 2014

University of Colorado Gun Ban Issue to be Decided by Colorado Supreme Court

As reported yesterday by State Bill Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court has accepted the University of Colorado’s appeal of the Colorado Court of Appeals’ spring ruling that allowed for concealed weapons to be carried on campus.

CU contends that it has both constitutional and statutory authority to enact safety measures for its campuses, including implementing such a gun ban, which was initially enacted in 1994. Unlike the other state colleges, which have repealed their campus gun bans since the ruling, “CU and its board of regents were created by the original state constitution.”

Following pressure from CU President Bruce Benson, the regents voted 5-4 to appeal the case on June 25, largely along party lines.

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