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A new rule at the U. of Colorado places students who own guns and those who don’t into separate buildings. Some are up in arms, accusing the school of discrimination.
The decision is the outgrowth of a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that struck down the university’s campuswide gun ban. University policy under the ruling still allows students with concealed firearm permits to carry guns.
To obtain a concealed carry permit in Colorado, you must be 21 or older, pass a federal background check and demonstrate competence with a firearm, either by completing a course or through military or police service.
School officials estimate only about 400, or 1 percent, of its students and faculty members — 30,000 in Boulder and 10,000 in Colorado Springs — have concealed carry permits.
“We believe this approach balances the right of the concealed carry permit holders with the need for the campus to have a safe learning environment,” university spokesman Bronson Hilliard told The Daily.
Colorado shooting suspect charged with 142 counts, including 24 of first-degree murder
Denver Post: Colorado movie theater shooting suspectJames Eagan Holmes was charged with 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder, 116 counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of a sentence enhancer for a crime of violence.
Photo: Karl Gehring / The Denver Post
Meet Hugo Medley, the youngest survivor of the Aurora theater shooting. Hugo was born Monday, just five days after the rampage, at the same hospital where his father is still fighting for his life.
Thousands gathered by the setting sun yesterday outside Aurora City Hall to share their grief and help console the families of the 12 lives lost during a murderous rampage in a Colorado movie theater.
Young and old, men and women, from every walk of life — they turned out to show their support.
“We all came together regardless of religion, ethnicity, beliefs,” said Neshiyqah Nash, 29. “And we just stood one by one, side by side, shook each other’s hands and said, ‘God bless you.’ ”
Meet the victims of the Colorado theater shooting — including a 6-year-old and a man who died protecting his girlfriend.
He looked so calm when he did it. It was like scary. He waited for both the bombs to explode before he did anything. Then, after both of them exploded, he began to shoot.
Eyewitness from Aurora, Colo., theater shooting during showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” last night.
Devastating scenes from the massive wildfire burning its way across Colorado.
In just two days, the fire — some 15 miles west of Fort Colllins — has torn up more than 37,000 acres, destroyed at least 118 buildings and forced hundreds from their homes. One death has been reported, but authorities refused to confirm whether the victim was a person reported missing from a house that burned.
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