The University of Colorado will segregate students living in dorms based off of valid conceal and carry permits, the Denver Postreports. The move comes in the wake of the Colorado Supreme Court upholding a decision saying the university cannot ban guns.
CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano issued a statement regarding the decision, saying she believes the university has "taken reasonable steps to adhere to the ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court, while balancing that with the priority of providing a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff."
Students will be allowed to carry a concealed weapon on campus and in class, but they cannot posses a weapon at any ticketed event or in any residence hall besides the assigned gun dorms. Students who do choose to carry will have to turn their guns over to local police for safe-keeping before going to bed, NBC news reports.
Attorney James Manley, who represented students fighting CU's previous gun ban, told the Daily Camera that he isn't convinced these changes will be enough to comply with the state's Supreme Court decision.
Wow,'if this is the best we can do to stop the violence'- really? You think you can stop violence? The only way to ever stop violence is by controlling a person's emotions. I would hate to see a day of a society that regulates human emotions. The only thing we do is arm everyone so that people aren't easy targets to the mad men and women of society.
What is turning them in at bedtime going to accomplish? If you trust them during their awake hours, when they could also commit a crime, then they should be trusted 24/7! That's like promising parents, students 'n faculty no one will commit a violent crime, on campus, during sayyyyy, uh... 10pm, until 7am.
It pretty much limits the times the unlicensed killer would be at risk too, wouldn't it? It makes sense that if someone is intent on committing a violent crime, they'll think it over, before they subject themselves to wounds, or death. Killers don't want to die! That's why there's defense atty's.
It seems to me that the university should have the right to ban guns from their dormitories. If you want to have a gun, that's your right, you can live off campus. Last time I checked, subsidized dormitory housing isn't a Constitutional right.
seems like last time i checked the Constitution i couldn,t find any limitations were i could carry a weapon,government property should especially be subject to constitutional law,probably should check into the word (Infringed )when i get a moment
Subsidized means that the students don't have to pay the full cost of their housing, which is typical for dormitories. It seems to me if I'm paying for your housing, I should have some say as to what goes on in that house.
I've been packing most of my adult life. Packing to me is very personal. When I leave my home it feels good to have (sweeper) with me that's her name. Sweeper is a 92 barretta 9mm 13 shot beautiful piece of black steel. As a marine i feel packing is ok. The key issue here is the training. The training is paramount no bullshit will apply.
So do the students have to go to the police station to turn in the weapons. Is each dorm going to have a satellite police station within? This sounds like a rule that will soon be acceptingly ignored. On the other hand, I can understand the concern. While I am a legal concealed weapon carrier and am all about the 2d, there is a lot of drug use on campus: specifically alcohol. Guns and booze are a bad combination. Drinking and carrying is similar to drinking and driving: simply NOT a good idea. But I support the right of the students in ANY college to carry even while they sleep.
@Real4WheelDrv Yeah, exactly. But again, that happens with older adults, too. I think that's why, probably most states (certainly here in Oregon) require you take and pass an accredited class before issuing a permit. One hopes that people granted permits are also mature enough to carry. My observation has been, (or maybe I don't have all the facts), that most of the crimes committed with handguns are people who are NOT permit holders.
@Keyjo Agreed. Here in Michigan too. Although I wish conceal/carry laws would be a little more flexible for those like me who aren't comfortable with firearms. I'm blind in my right eye so I have zero depth perception, unless I'm aiming with a scope...ick. I realize practice would make up for that but I'd still be worried about my aim under stress. But if I was able to carry a blade in my sleeve etc. Although provisions like that would just cause more trouble.
@Real4WheelDrv All the practice in the world won't make up for the stress, or more over, adrenaline overload. Fortunately, most cases of self defense with a handgun for a civilian, are in close proximity. Generally within 20 feet or less. Most thieves and predators are looking for easy, defenseless targets. And the mere sight of you just reaching for your holstered weapon is enough to discourage them and send them packing.
Honestly, this sounds stupid, but these shootings are to real to ignore escpecially if one can get guns so easy. Its a tough complex situation that I can't even comment on either. Hope it gets resolved though. To much Bullshit happening in the world and honestly, its getting more rediculous as the years go on.
You got to admit there getting very creative with gun control. You can own them but will keep them for you and you have to stay over there away from us over here. Nice try. "The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Sounds infringed upon to me.
Right 2starider,and they should be required to take training and be licensed to possess their"teddies". So the campus"bigwigs"are telling the"wanna be"killers,rapist.etc.,et c.,if you are going to do it on this campus,the hours are between 2200hrs. one day thru 0800hrs.the next day,and all these years I thought holders of those position(s)had to"smartly/brainy,innovat ive,etc.