Tuesday, March 06, 2012

More good news amid the gloom

From Fox 31 in Denver:

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down a gun ban by the University of Colorado Board of Regents that had prevented students from carrying concealed handguns on campus.
The court sided with opponents of that ban who argued that the ban is illegal because it was never approved by the state legislature.

The Concealed Carry Act, passed in 2003, prohibits local governments from limiting concealed carry rights with a few exceptions: K-12 schools, places where guns are banned by federal law, public buildings with metal detectors and private property.

College campuses were not accepted under the law.

The fact is that anyone who is lawfully armed should be able to take his gun anywhere he or she has a legal right to be.

Remember Dr. Liviu Librescu, the hero teacher at Virginia Tech who blocked the door to his clasroom with his own body so that his students could escape through the windows the morning that an insane gunman was running wild through the VT campus.  A campus that had been turned into a disarmed victim zone by laws preventing lawfully armed students and faculty from carrying firearms. 

Would it not have been infinitely better if Dr. Librescu and some of his students had been armed that day and could have defended themselves?