Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun At CU-Boulder's 'Gun Dorms' After No Students Sign Up

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Stephen Colbert mocked the University of Colorado's new gun policies on his Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" on Thursday night, mentioning the school in his "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger" segment.

"I am such a staunch supporter of the right to bear firearms that I'm upset we can't bear firelegs," Colbert said. "That's two limbs that aren't shooting something."

He went on to describe the university's decision to create a segregated dorm for students with concealed-carry permits after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled CU can't stop permitholders from bringing guns onto campus.

"You know I was pumped as a 12-gauge to see that students with gun permits can get their own segregated dorms at the University of Colorado," he said. "Forever ensuring that no one will think of it as a safety school."

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