Itâ€™s come full-circle, and thatâ€™s a good thing.
The CSU System Board of Governors should be commended for preemptively repealing the highly scrutinized and controversial gun ban it implemented earlier this year in light of a lawsuit filed against it by the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners regarding the policy.
Earlier this semester, the board incited the furor of student government and a number of other student organizations by deciding to require the presidents of CSU-Fort Collins and CSU-Pueblo to draft policies that banned concealed carry on campus.
These policies aligned CSU with a large majority of its public peer institutions that donâ€™t allow concealed carry.
But the day after the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners suit was filed, the Colorado Court of Appeals set a precedent in ruling in favor of the Students for Concealed Carry chapter at CU-Boulder, which litigated against the CU Board of Regents for their universityâ€™s gun ban.
The ruling determined the gun ban to be in violation of statute in Colorado.
In its latest move, the BOG did CSUâ€™s constituents a favor in not pursuing its battle, which would have led to massive expenditures in court costs â€“â€“Â money that would have come from the pockets of the very students who vehemently opposed the ban â€“â€“Â and it would have ultimately been defeated.
Thanks, BOG, for taking into account the desires of students and the uphill battle it would have faced, spending the universityâ€™s tight funds for a fight students never supported.
You did the right thing.