Aug 17, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Denver Post: The University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are amending their student housing contracts, segregating students who possess a valid concealed-weapons carry permit.
The university said Thursday that both campuses will establish a residential area for students over the age of 21 with permits. In all other dormitories, guns will be banned, the new policy states.
“The main dorms on the main campus will not allow any concealed-carry weapons,” CU-Boulder spokesman Bronson Hilliard said.
In addition, attendees at ticketed athletic and cultural events, such as football games and theater, on both campuses will not be permitted to bring their guns, officials said.
“We are treating that ticket purchase as a contractual agreement that you won’t bring your weapon to the venue,” Hilliard said.
Less than 1 percent of the student-body population of each campus is believed to have a concealed-carry permit, school officials said.
The university has been working on the policy since March, when the Colorado Supreme Court upheld an appeals-court ruling that struck down CU’s gun ban. The court said the Board of Regents overstepped its authority by refusing to allow permitted concealed weapons on campuses, in leased buildings and in any area under the control of university police, officials said.