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Judge Tosses Challenge to University of Colorado Campus Gun Ban

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    Wednesday, May 06, 2009





    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A lawsuit challenging the concealed weapons ban at the University of Colorado campuses was thrown out by a judge.

    A district judge threw out the lawsuit filed last year by Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. El Paso County District Judge G. David Miller's action means the university's three campuses can continue to ban concealed weapons.
    Miller wrote that while "any right-thinking person" could see that a campus shooting spree could be mitigated by a well-placed concealed weapon, the students' argument was flawed.
    The students claimed that the state Board of Regents was an agent of government subject to state law allowing concealed weapons in certain circumstances. Miller ruled that regents are a statewide authority with their own legislative powers. He also found nothing in the state constitution that would prohibit the regents from enacting a campus gun ban.
    Miller's five-page ruling was issued April 30 and released publicly on Tuesday.
    The University of Colorado has banned concealed weapons on campus since 1994, with an exception for law enforcement. The ban applies at campuses in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs.
    School officials praised the ruling Tuesday.
    "The judge's decision reiterates what we maintained all along: that the Board of Regents have the authority and the responsibility to set policies for the University of Colorado's campuses in regard to weapons," university spokesman Ken McConnellogue told The (Colorado Springs) Gazette.
    Many college campuses nationwide ban concealed weapons, but the policies have taken criticism from gun-rights advocates who say gun-free campuses make student vulnerable to attack. The question took on greater prominence after a gunman at Virginia Tech killed 32 people and wounded 23 before killing himself in 2007.
    Since the Virginia Tech massacre, proposals to repeal campus gun bans have been considered in many states, including Texas, where more than 300 University of Texas students protested the proposed change last month...

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    Time to contact your Representatives in Washington, the NRA, GOA, SAF, JFPO, and if you are in Colorado, your State Representatives, and the Governor, Attorney General for Starters...

    And protests calling for this Judge's head!

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    Students plan to appeal judge's ruling on campus gun ban:
    Students plan to appeal judge's ruling on campus gun ban | colorado, campus, students - Top Stories - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

    (Help support this endeavor, your state may be next)

    I hope you have not been sitting on your hands since this is not happening in your state or mine for that matter...

    IF you are, be advised precedents in any Federal, State, County, City or other Municipality can and will be used against "WE THE PEOPLE"

    In case you have not figured it out yet, the reason why the uber-left-wing, liberal-nut-jobs have been kicking our butts, since 2006 is because they PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS...
    They do not just sit idly complaining, they take personal action and personal investment into their version of HOPE AND CHANGE... however misguided that may be...

    News flash, the personal activism, and personal investment of those on the other side is currently exponentially greater then ours...

    Ok, Conservatism does not mean that all you need to do is show up for the big elections...

    • It means you need to personally promote, and participate in activism at all levels, that you possibly can...


    • Donate 10 bucks or more to a worthy supporter of the second amendment, now and then instead of buying that 12 pack...


    • You need to show up for all elections big and small, primary's, caucuses, general, etc., and personally research all the candidates, there's a saying "Think before you ink"...


    • Continually discuss the Unabridged Second Amendment, daily, forever endeavoring to spread the word, beyond your normal inner circle of friends and family so to speak...


    • It means you need to be checking senate.gov and house.gov and your local legislature pages for potential attacks on the Second Amendment and of course other attacks on our other unalienable, pre-existing freedoms. Further, you write, call, email, snail mail, fax and otherwise hound the parties responsible for said tyranny and you make said information available to others as expeditiously as possible, so things stop getting passed before they have been read. Moreover, subsequent unalienable rights have been infringed...


    • Realize that it is easier to stop a infringement before it ever comes to fruition, then it is to repeal/amend it after the fact... Additionally, a bill can become law much faster then it can be repealed/amended. (Look at Parker-Heller vs. D.C., 3 decades plus and it still has not been properly righted).


    • Oppose anything remotely resembling a Second Amendment Infringement. Failure to do so, gets the other side one step closer to "Mr. & Mrs. America Turn Them All In"... Diane Feinstein (D-CA).


    • Realize that your non-action is support for Gun Ban Obama & Company's disarmament agenda.


    • Tip the scales back in our favor, starting in 2010, following up in 2012 by refusing to support any candidate, that has any anti-second amendment history and or positions. Further, let the RNC Chairman Michael Steel know this in no uncertain terms; RINO'S WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED.


    • Take note that the DailyKos, MoveOn and the rest on the other side are already planning their 2010 and 2012 assault/usurpation agenda(s).


    • Support the "Patrick Henry Caucus" and other initiatives to restore the Unabridged Second Amendment from infriengments/usurpations by the Executive, Legislative and Judical Branches of the Federal & State Government(s) and other municipalities.

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    Thumbs up Colorado Court of Appeals Affirms Right to Carry on Campus

    Today, a 3-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that concealed handgun permit holders have the right to carry on state college and university campuses without restriction, except in secure restricted access areas. The court's decision in Students for Concealed Carry on Campus v. Regents of the University of Colorado deals primarily with issues of Colorado law and state statutory construction.

    Unless CU wins on an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court, which I consider unlikely, Colorado will become the second state (after neighboring Utah) in which state colleges and universities will be barred from disarming CHP holders. Note that in both Colorado and Utah, colleges campuses are included within state "gun-free schools" laws, but both exempot CHP holders (however, in Colorado, the CHP exemption is only for colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions, while Utah's law allows concealed firearm permit holders to carry anywhere in school property without restriction).

    For more, read:

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    Founder and Past President, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVCDL View Post
    Today, a 3-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that concealed handgun permit holders have the right to carry on state college and university campuses without restriction, except in secure restricted access areas. The court's decision in Students for Concealed Carry on Campus v. Regents of the University of Colorado deals primarily with issues of Colorado law and state statutory construction.

    Unless CU wins on an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court, which I consider unlikely, Colorado will become the second state (after neighboring Utah) in which state colleges and universities will be barred from disarming CHP holders. Note that in both Colorado and Utah, colleges campuses are included within state "gun-free schools" laws, but both exempt CHP holders (however, in Colorado, the CHP exemption is only for colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions, while Utah's law allows concealed firearm permit holders to carry anywhere in school property without restriction).

    For more, read:

    A Great Day Indeed!

    Hopefully Colorado & others will soon follow Arizona's example and go with Constitutional Carry...

    E.G.:

    "The Second Amendment IS My Concealed Carry Permit" - Ted Nugent

    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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