Good job, BOG

May 052010

It’s come full-circle, and that’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 don’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 university’s gun ban.

The ruling determined the gun ban to be in violation of statute in Colorado.

In its latest move, the BOG did CSU’s constituents a favor in not pursuing its battle, which would have led to massive expenditures in court costs –– money that would have come from the pockets of the very students who vehemently opposed the ban –– 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 university’s tight funds for a fight students never supported.

You did the right thing.

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