Colorado State University moves to ban on concealed weapons
That split is now front and center. The CSU Board of Governors on Friday voted 9-0 to implement a policy that will likely lead to a ban on concealed weapons on the university's campuses.
Student leaders say allowing students with permits to carry weapons means everyone is safer — especially women — despite what other schools have done or what an international study by law enforcement contends.
"I've had many say how it makes women feel safer on campus, knowing they can conceal and carry," said sophomore David Ambrose, a member of the Associated Students of Colorado State University. "It really empowers the powerless."
In fact, it was the ASCSU student senate that voted overwhelmingly this week to oppose any attempt to ban concealed weapons.
Few faculty members, however, support packing concealed weapons, and many are puzzled by the students' stance.
"This was a total culture shock to me when I heard you could carry weapons," said Robert Duffy, chairman of the CSU political science department, who has taught at CSU for eight years. . . .
Fortunately, the University of Colorado at Boulder has banned those ever dangerous Nerf guns, guns that are easily confused with the real ones. The news article absurdly warns: "A sign posted by CU police warns students that any campus sightings of Nerf guns will be treated like real-gun sightings."