Colorado Supreme Court: Students Can Carry Guns
Judges strike down ban on concealed weapons
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2012 4:22 PM CST
This University of Colorado student can now take his gun to class.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Congrats to Colorado students who like packing heat on a school day: The state Supreme Court today ruled against a gun ban at the University of Colorado, the Denver Post reports. The justices unanimously agreed that the school's board of regents had overstepped its bounds in barring licensed concealed weapons—which are permitted by state law in most areas of Colorado. "We're very, very happy," said James Manley, the head of a conservative legal foundation.

At issue was the extent of Colorado's 2003 Concealed Carry Act, which allows a gun owner with a permit to carry a concealed weapon "in all areas of the state"—except K-12 schools, certain federal properties, and buildings with security checkpoints such as courthouses. A lawsuit by three students opposing CU's anti-gun rule was first dismissed by a district court and then upheld by appeal, before today's decision. Manley said his clients "will now be able to exercise their constitutional rights to carry on campus."

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Reader68307102
Mar 6, 2012 9:17 AM CST
Don't know about you, but I'll feel much safer knowing just about anyone could blow my head off any moment.
cascadoux
Mar 6, 2012 9:13 AM CST
If it is okay to carry guns everywhere, then why we can't carry guns into the place that gives us the okay to do so? Are their' lives more or less worthy to be safe, or unsafe? Seems like if it good for the children, then I am sure it should be even better for judges, clerks, lawyers, and other adults.
ppacimr9ball
Mar 6, 2012 9:07 AM CST
imagine a world with everyone having a gun, your gonna treat people alot differently, all those hostage situations will be a thing of the past, try robbing a bank with everyone armed, there are alot of good things, just depends on how you look at it