Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Colorado court OKs CCW on campus


DENVER (Reuters) - The University of Colorado overstepped its authority when the school's board of regents imposed a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons at its four campuses, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. In overturning the policy, the court said that a concealed -carry law passed by the state legislature trumped the school's ban because it did not carve out an exception for the state's flagship university.
"We hold that the (concealed carry law's) comprehensive statewide purpose, broad language, and narrow exclusions show that the General Assembly intended to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus," the ruling said.
"This is a victory for gun rights as well as civil rights," said James Manley, an attorney with the Mountain States Legal Foundation that sued on behalf of three students who challenged the ban.
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BTW Perhaps you knew that after the campus murders in Virginia Texas Governor Rick Perry was on TV holding a handgun overhead and braying loudly that anyone with a Texas CHL should be allowed to carry concealed anywhere. Since then the CCW on campus bill was introduced and allowed to die in two sessions of the legislature. Governor Perry and the other wussies, cowards, and geldings in Texas legislature found numerous cogent reasons to avoid voting on it.

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