[Guest post by DRJ]
A Colorado appeals court has opened the door to allowing concealed carry on the University of Colorado campus:
“The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in favor of a group seeking to allow students with concealed gun permits to carry their weapons on campus. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus had argued that a 1994 University of Colorado policy banning concealed weapons violated state gun laws, particularly the Concealed Carry Act of 2003.
The ruling revives a lawsuit that a judge dismissed last year and could affect other Colorado campuses. Colorado State University approved a campus weapons ban similar to CU’s in February.
CU is considering an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court, university spokesman Ken McConnellogue said. CSU spokeswoman Michele McKinney said the university is reviewing the court decision, too. “
To obtain a Colorado concealed carry permit, applicants must be 21 and undergo a background check. The plaintiffs claimed the Colorado Concealed Carry Act prohibits local governments from restricting concealed carry rights and say the court’s decision “vindicated a constitutional right to bear arms.” If the decision is sustained on appeal, I think it means Colorado would join Utah as the only states that allow concealed carry on college campuses.