Students for Concealed Carry on Campus get Big Win in Colorado

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus has been hitting the streets (and supposedly the books) hard in Colorado this past year, fighting for the rights of students to protect themselves on America’s colleges and universities.

The student’s rights meets gun rights organization got good news this week when the Colorado Supreme Court upheld provisions of the state’s Concealed Carry Act and, in effect overruling the University of Colorado’s Board of Regent’s ban on concealed carry on campus.

Explicitly, the high court ruling affirmed SCCC’s argument that, as written, the legislation, “intended to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus.”  To extrapolate, this decision states that public colleges and universities in the state of Colorado are held not only to the state constitution but also to any existing laws (including Colorado’s Concealed Carry Act from 2003).

In a statement to the press, the SCCC said the ruling “also sends a message to other public colleges and universities in this country that Students for Concealed Carry will persist in the fight to restore reasonable firearm policies which afford licensed adults the same personal protection on campus they already enjoy in off-campus.”

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