In violation of state law, the University of Colorado is considering modifying the housing contracts on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses to prohibit students from having guns in dormitories.
The change would require students who have permits to carry concealed weapons to waive that right and check their firearms at the campus police station while they’re in on-campus housing.
The ban could also include some venues like the football stadium.
Such a move is likely to draw a legal challenge.
“CU doesn’t have the authority to pass rules that are contrary to state law,” said James Manley of the Mountain States Legal Foundation.
School employees said the possibility of amending the housing contracts wasn’t an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court, but rather a response to concerns from the community.