CU-Boulder Faculty Members Asked To Support Legislation That Could Restore Gun Ban

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

University of Colorado faculty members are circulating a resolution on the Boulder campus seeking to gain grassroots support from their colleagues for planned legislation that would once again give the school the power to set its own weapons policies.

Susan Kent, a CU history professor and chairwoman of her department, said she has asked fellow department chairs to have their faculty consider and vote on the resolution.

The resolution being circulated says: "We, the faculty members of the University of Colorado, urge our senior administrators to support efforts to return to the university its long-standing power to make decisions regarding the rights of people to carry concealed weapons on our campuses."

State Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, plans to introduce legislation that would transfer the authority to set weapons policies to universities, pushing a bill that focuses on local authority rather than the Second Amendment. She has said that having support from faculty, staff and students will be crucial in helping make her case at the state Legislature.

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