Colorado Revives Suit Seeking OK for Guns on Campus

April 15, 2010 - 2:43 PM
The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a group seeking to allow students with concealed gun permits to carry their weapons on campus.
Denver (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a group seeking to allow students with concealed gun permits to carry their weapons on campus.
 
Gun rights organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus argued that a 1994 University of Colorado policy banning concealed weapons from its campus violates state gun laws, particularly the Concealed Carry Act of 2003. Thursday's ruling revives a lawsuit that a judge tossed out.
 
Attorney Jim Manley had argued that state law prohibits local governments from adopting laws limiting concealed carry rights. In a statement, Manley says the court vindicated the constitutional protection for the right to keep and bear arms.
 
CU officials say they're considering an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.