University of Colorado regents could face close vote on whether to let concealed carry guns on campus

The Boulder, Colorado newspaper has this:

The University of Colorado regents will vote Friday morning on whether the school should continue its legal battle to keep guns off its campuses.

A public comment period for the issue will begin at 10 a.m., prior to the board's vote. The board meeting will be held on the East Campus and Research Park, in the first-floor main conference room of 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder.

In April, judges with the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons violates state gun laws.

CU leaders will meet with attorneys behind closed doors about the gun ban Thursday night, said CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue.

Friday's vote could prove to be a litmus test for Republican board members, who hold a 5-4 majority.

Only two of the board's conservatives — regents Tom Lucero and Jim Geddes — have made strong statements in favor of lifting the ban to allow students and employees with concealed-carry permits to pack heat on CU's campuses. . . .



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