Colo. State U. to Reverse Concealed Weapons Policy


Administrators at Colorado State University have released a proposal that would reverse the current policy that allows concealed weapons on its campuses. The revised policy would ban all firearms on campus, including Tasers and stun guns.

CSU’s Board of Governors is expected to enact the policy at its meeting on Feb. 23, reports the Denver Post. The debate began in December when nine board members voted unanimously to reverse the concealed-carry policy. The details of the policy were left to CSU’s three campus presidents. The CSU presidents helped draft the plan with help from campus lawyers and police chiefs.

Under the policy, the CSU police chief would maintain discretion to grant written permission to an individual to carry a concealed weapon for educational purposes or for other special circumstances, according to the report. In addition, requests for exemption could be made for applicants with permits to carry a concealed weapon or those under court order for protection.

Student leaders at the Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses are strongly opposing the revision.

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