though the Colorado state Senate will pass some gun control measures, including
a ban on high-capacity magazines and stricter background checks, college
students gained a victory when a lawmaker pulled his bill that would have
banned concealed carry on state campuses.
Senator Rollie Heath pulled his own legislation off the floor late Friday
evening, after 7 hours of contention debate on gun control-related bills.
committee, we heard from young women, who had tragic situations on campus where
they felt a gun was needed for self- defense," Heath said.
From The Denver Post post:
Colorado legislature in 2003 passed the Concealed Carry Act, which states a
person with a permit may carry a concealed weapon "in all areas of the
state," except for a narrow list of exceptions, such as federal
properties, K-12 schools, the state Capitol.
But the law didn't include colleges,
and three University of Colorado students sued in 2008 in a case that went all
the way to the state Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled the CU Board of
Regents overstepped its authority by banning permitted concealed weapons on
House Bill 1226 would have
specifically banned concealed weapons in any building or structure used by a
public institution of higher education. Further, the bill would have banned.
great victory for freedom and the Second Amendment!