Colo. Court rules against campus gun ban

March 5, 2012
DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court has sided with opponents of a campus gun ban at the University of Colorado who claimed the ban is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature.

The court ruled Monday that lawmakers intended to take away the authority of the Board of Regents to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus.

Opponents said lawmakers would have listed universities as exceptions in a law passed in 2003 if they wanted guns banned on campus.

The Concealed Carry Act prohibits local governments from limiting concealed carry rights, with the only exceptions being K-12 schools, places where federal law bans it, public buildings with metal detectors and private property where owners object to concealed weapons.

A spokesman for the regents had no immediate reaction.

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