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University of Colorado Concealed Gun Ban Struck Down By Court Of Appeals

04/15/10 02:37 PM ET   AP

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DENVER — The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a group seeking to allow students with concealed gun permits to carry their weapons on campus.

Gun rights organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus argued that a 1994 University of Colorado policy banning concealed weapons from its campus violates state gun laws, particularly the Concealed Carry Act of 2003. Thursday's ruling revives a lawsuit that a judge tossed out.

Attorney Jim Manley had argued that state law prohibits local governments from adopting laws limiting concealed carry rights. In a statement, Manley says the court vindicated the constitutional protection for the right to keep and bear arms.

CU officials say they're considering an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.

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