Is CSU Ready For A Battle?

So it looks like the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners are itching for a fight with Colorado State University over their proposed campus gun ban.  That isn't terribly shocking as they tend to be a very politically focused group.  I was however surprised by the Larimer County Sherrif.
Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said he will attend the announcement Monday in Fort Collins. "I am opposed to the ban, and I don't agree with the policy of trying to ram this down everyone's throat," he said.
The CSU Board of Governors will likely maintain their stubborn, anti-gun, anti-rights stance and vote to prohibit guns on campus.  RMGO will at that point almost certainly sue based on the fact that CSU is a public university and the concealed carry statute in Colorado has a preemtion clause.  This is what is required when someone tries to take rights away.

Here's something to think about.  As I've discussed before, Colorado faces a large budget deficit.  Schools, including universities are targets for budget cuts (just like virtually everything else).  This lawsuit will cost both CSU and the state of Colorado thousands of dollars.  These thousands of dollars come not from government, but from taxpayers and the students of CSU.  The same taxpayers and students who have no desire to see this ban enacted.  The students who will be asked to borrow even more next year, because tuition has to be increased.

These board members are appointed by the Governor.  Something to keep in mind during the November election.  Things like this are why electing a pro-rights Governor is so important.  If John Hickenlooper runs for the office, we must work to defeat him.  Not because he would be a bad Governor overall, but because as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns he has shown himself to be anti-rights.


  1. This is too bad, little by little we are slowly losing our rights.

  2. I taught English and writing at CSU-Pueblo for 17 years. For about the last five, I had a concealed-carry permit, for various reasons.

    Last month I sent a letter to our president, Joe Garcia, explaining my position. He did not even send a pro-forma email, "Thanks for sharing your thoughts, now go to hell," that sort of thing.

    I may send the letter to the Board of Governors, although I do not expect much.

    So, yes, a lawsuit, why not?