Colo. Supreme Court Overturns Campus Weapons Ban

DENVER, Colo. — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on March 5 that the University of Colorado (CU) cannot ban concealed-weapon permit holders from bringing guns onto campus.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group, filed a lawsuit against the university in 2008, claiming that CU’s concealed weapon policy was violating state gun laws, the Daily Camera reports. During his arguments, James Manley, the attorney representing the group, cited a state law that prohibits local governments from limiting state concealed-weapon rights.

CU argued that the law applies to cities and counties, not CU’s campuses.

According to university officials, it will be at least two weeks before guns are allowed on CU’s campuses.

Read the full story.

Related Articles:

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo