Colorado State University, one of the few schools to allow CCW on campus, has now reversed that policy and created a "Gun-Free Zone."
Basically a bunch of academics (almost assuredly liberals) decided "guns are icky" and have no place on CSU's campus. It doesn't matter that school shooters and run-of-the-mill violent criminals carry guns within those gun-free zones. It doesn't matter that CCW at CSU was never an issue nor did it pose any threat to public or student safety.
Essentially they mandated defenselsssness based not on substantive data or any type of objective criteria, but because they "feel" that guns are bad. Presumably CSU's armed police force doesn't pose a threat to those on campus. I wonder if CSU will disarm them as well?
Given that the County Sheriff has publicly stated that he opposes CSU's policy and will not enforce it I say "carry on" to all those currently CCW'ing at CSU. As Sheriff Alderden said,"They ain't coming in my jail."
Remember, concealed means concealed and you'd only be violating CSU policy not the law. That decision depends on whether you're willing to violate school policy while retaining an effective means of self-defense. I know what I'd choose.
I also notice that the vice chair of the Board of Governors did the usual "I'm an advocate of the 2nd Amendment but...." The "but" being that he wants to prohibit CCW anyway. Do anti-gunners really think they're fooling anyone when they do this?
H/T to Dustin
UPDATE - I wanted to comment on something Sebastian discussed in his post. I'm not sure exactly how far CSU's new policy extends. My initial thought when writing this post was that they were prohibiting CSU students from carrying per the new University policy. Sebastian's post has me wondering whether CSU intends for this change to be a blanket CCW ban on their campus. If so I highly doubt they have the authority to make such a determination. They are a public University that has entered into contractual agreement with students and faculty. Such an agreement does not extend to others on the CSU campus.
As an example, University of Delaware policy bans guns, however their code of conduct is not binding against non-students / employees. If I wanted to lawfully OC in Newark, within the campus perimeter UD could not prohibit me from doing so. Whether the University could prohibit me from carrying into residence, lecture, or dining halls is a separate issue and I'm not sure I know the answer.