University of Colorado Announces (Conditional) Campus Carry

After a prolonged legal battle with Students for Concealed Carry, the University of Colorado announced their new policy on firearms carry Thursday.

Overall, this is a massive victory for self-defense rights in Colorado. Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is pleased and gratified that University of Colorado (CU) now permits students and faculty to participate in their own self-protection rather than being discriminated against by a policy which only impacted the very people capable of making a difference in a threatening situation.

SCC does share some concern about changes to residence hall contracts which would require lawfully-armed students to relocate to separate housing. On the face of it, segregating permit-holders to alternate locations appears a resurrection of “separate but equal” policies. Ultimately, the court ruling does not acknowledge CU’s legal authority to circumvent by contract what was lawfully ruled on by the supreme court.

We are further concerned that the rights of existing permit-holders even to visit the residence halls may be infringed. The right to self-defense does not end at the doorways of dorms, as evidenced by an armed dorm invasion at Georgia Tech in July.

At the same time, we recognize and appreciate that the college has a multitude of interests in play. We don’t feel that students should be forced to room with an armed student, and with .6% of CU’s campus population licensed to carry, the practical application of such a policy may be far less dire than the theoretical one.

SCC reached out to the University of Colorado and spoke with Deb Coffin, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, who acknowledged the question of permit-holders carrying in residence halls had not actually been addressed, and would…

After a prolonged legal battle with Students for Concealed Carry, the University of Colorado announced their new policy on firearms carry Thursday.

Overall, this is a massive victory for self-defense rights in Colorado. Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is pleased and gratified that University of Colorado (CU) now permits students and faculty to participate in their own self-protection rather than being discriminated against by a policy which only impacted the very people capable of making a difference in a threatening situation.

SCC does share some concern about changes to residence hall contracts…

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