Skip to comments."Separate but Equal" Housing for University of Colorado Gun Owners?
Posted on 08/25/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
The University of Colorado may want to check with its law professors on this one. The university system is releasing new Plessy v. Ferguson-like rules that would segregate its gun-owning students from the rest of their peers.
The university system is apparently planning to house students who have Right-to-Carry permits in separate dormitories on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Guns would be prohibited in other dormitories, as well as at football games, concerts, and other ticketed events.
The university's action is akin to the response of the District of Columbia Council to the Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). Miffed at having its beloved handgun ban struck down as a violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, the council adopted new gun control laws not covered by the Courts ruling.
In the Colorado instance, the university is carving out a very limited exception for student permit-holders to comply with the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling that a total gun ban on campus is impermissible.
Kudos to the editorial staff of the Colorado Springs Gazette on this subject. On Tuesday, the paper pointed out that mass murders typically take place in so-called "gun free zones." "Given these observations," the newspaper said, "it is beyond belief that members of the Colorado Board of Regents have indulged a publicity stunt that establishes new 'gun‑free' zones on college campuses. Their actions could get students killed. . . . Don't think for a moment they are just trying to protect the young students from violence. They are grandstanding at the potential expense of safety."
Yes....they could even post a sign outside that says “You want to rob the dormitory next door - there are absolutely NO GUNS!” “If you proceed to enter here with intent to do harm, you will DIE.”
Those would be the safest dorms in town!
"The university is putting people like me in separate housing. I wanted to live in the dorm with my buddy Bill here, but the school said people like me couldn't live there. I'm off in a separate dorm. But it's equal to why Bill has. Pretty much. I thought we got rid of separate-but-equal, but these Liberal policies are bringing it back."
Once again, liberals expose their own prejudices and declare with their noses prominently elevated that gun rights advocates “simply are not our kind of people” and must be segregated from polite society and never granted access to the faculty club.
This will backfire just like the Chick Fil-A protest and the “Fighting Whiteys” T-shirt. Students will be flocking to get into the CCW dorm whether they are carrying or not. If the administration doesn’t declare “oopsie” on this one then they should prepare to look like real idiots.
Word to NRA-ILA: when the enemy is digging himself into a deep hole, don’t stop him!
Man the liberal takeover of Colorado is going ahead full steam.
I like it. If I were student, whether I had guns or not, I would want to be THAT dormitory. It would be safest one on campus!
I fail to see the problem with this.
eXACTLY. If I was a young single woman at this university, that is the dorm I’d like to live in for my own safety and sense of security.
LOL...this would be beyond stupid. They might as well post signs outside the undefended dorms: Sitting Ducks Live Here
You know, I would hope the NRA-ILA would take your advice to heart; somehow, though..... I doubt they will.
For people that know about guns, having a loaded gun around the house is perfectly innocuous, because we know that it won't move on it own accord.
If any of my kids went to the University of Colorado I would insist that they get concealed gun permits so that they could live in the safe dorms.