U Of Colorado Faculty Members' Petition Seeks Reinstatement Of Campus Gun Ban

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University of Colorado faculty members are circulating an online petition that asks CU President Bruce Benson to push for legislative changes to keep guns off the school's campuses.

As of Friday, the petition had garnered about 870 signatures with a goal of at least 1,000. Organizers are collecting signatures from employees, students, parents and community members who are concerned about guns being allowed on CU's campuses in Boulder and elsewhere.

Last year, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down CU's long-standing gun ban, allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons on campus and into classrooms and labs. Guns, however, are banned in dorms and at ticketed events such as football games and concerts.

State Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, introduced a bill that would add higher education buildings to the list of places where Colorado's Concealed Carry Act doesn't apply.

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