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Two campuses in the Colorado public university system announced Friday that students who wish to carry a concealed weapon—a legal practice under the state's law—must live in separate dorms from their unarmed classmates, the Denver Post reports.
The announcement comes in the wake of a Colorado Supreme Court decision in March, which said that Colorado public universities could not prohibit guns on their campuses. The new policy will take effect at University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Under the new rules, students with permits to carry concealed weapons may still live in regular housing units, but they must store their guns with police, rather than in their living quarters.
The university also announced that students would be banned from carrying concealed weapons to sports games and public gatherings. "We are treating that ticket purchase as a contractual agreement that you won't bring your weapon to the venue," university spokesman Bronson Hilliard told the Post.
It's still too early to tell if the new restrictions will result in further litigation from Colorado's gun rights groups. James Manley, a libertarian lawyer who argued against the university's initial gun ban, said he had not yet determined whether the policy violated Coloradans' Second Amendment rights. "We still need to see the actual language of the policy before we make a decision on how to proceed," Manley told the paper.