Concealed weapons will no longer be permitted on Colorado State University’s two campuses. The CSU System Board of Governors unanimously approved the ban Tuesday at a meeting in Pueblo.
The ban allows exemptions for educational purposes and for people who face a serious threat if they have a concealed-carry permit. The CSU campuses, in Pueblo and Fort Collins, were among a handful nationwide where concealed weapons were still permitted.
The sheriff of Larimer County, which includes Fort Collins, and some student groups at both campuses opposed the ban. Faculty supported it. After the events of this past week at a Colorado middle school, just 3 miles from Columbine High School, the move would appear to be a prudent one.