CU-Boulder faculty seek support from colleagues for legislation to reinstate campus gun ban
- A resolution is being circulated by University of Colorado faculty members on the school's Boulder campus in the hopes that support can be gained from fellow faculty for legislation that would once again give the school power to set its own weapons policies.
- The Colorado Supreme Court struck down the school's campus gun ban last spring, and the resolution being circulated says, "We, the faculty members of the University of Colorado, urge our senior administrators to support efforts to return to the university its long-standing power to make decisions regarding the rights of people to carry concealed weapons on our campuses."
- State Rep. Claire Levy plans to introduce legislation that focuses on local authority as opposed to the Second Amendment, therefore giving universities authority to implement their own weapons policies, adding that faculty, staff and student support would be critical in making her case to the Legislature.
From the article:
University of Colorado faculty members are circulating a resolution on the Boulder campus seeking to gain grassroots support from their colleagues for planned legislation that would once again give the school the power to set its own weapons policies. Susan Kent, a CU history professor and chairwoman of her department, said she has asked fellow department chairs to have their faculty consider and vote on the resolution. ...
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