Last month, we reported on a Colorado chapter of Students for Concealed Carry filing suit against Colorado State University (CSU). The suit was in response to CSU's Board of Governors banning concealed carry in February, despite an overwhelming majority vote of support for gun rights by the CSU Student Senate and support from local Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden. CSU had allowed carry for several years before the change in policy earlier this year.
This week, the CSU System Board rescinded its resolution on weapons control policies. On Wednesday, May 5th, the CSU Department of Public Relations released the following press release:
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors today voted unanimously to rescind its action of Feb. 23, 2010 relating to implementation of campus weapons control policies in light of a recent Colorado Court of Appeals ruling (Apr. 15, 2010) regarding the Colorado Concealed Carry Act.
Because of the change in the law as a result of the court decision, the board has directed the individual campus presidents to work with legal counsel to revise and implement appropriate weapons control policies that are compliant with state law. Since the weapons control policies were not implemented on the campuses, the campuses will operate as status quo until such time as the revised policies are developed.
The board's decision is effective immediately.