Boulder Rep. Claire Levy To Seek Statewide Ban On Guns Inside College Campus Buildings

Thursday, January 10, 2013

State Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, said Tuesday that she plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session that would ban guns from inside buildings on all public college campuses, including the University of Colorado.

Levy said her proposed legislation would seek to add higher education buildings to the list of places where the Colorado Concealed Carry Act doesn't apply.

Now, for example, K-12 schools, correctional facilities and government buildings where there are metal detectors are all places that are exempt from the state's concealed-weapons act.

The 2013 legislative session begins Wednesday. Levy said she'll introduce the bill before the end of January.

Last spring, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down CU's long-standing campus gun ban, ruling that students, employees and visitors with concealed-weapon permits can legally bring their firearms to the campus and into classrooms and labs.

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