Colorado law allows some of their citizens to carry concealed carry permits. But a University professor wants to violate state law by cancelling class over concealed carry.
“My own personal policy in my classes is if I am aware that there is a firearm in the class — registered or unregistered, concealed or unconcealed — the class session is immediately canceled,”
“I want my students to feel unconstrained in their discussions.”
Chancellor Phil DiStefano says that he respects Professor Peterson and acknowledges it would violate state law to deny concealed carry rights.
“I have the utmost respect for Professor Peterson, who is an old friend and valued colleague, but I want to make clear that if the student carrying the weapon has a concealed-carry permit, the position implied by Professor Peterson’s comments directly violates Colorado law and the operating principles of the campus,”
“On this issue, there can be no ambiguity: all CU-Boulder faculty, as CU and state employees, are expected to teach their assigned courses and to hold classes for all enrolled students,”
“I believe we have taken responsible steps to adhere to the ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court while balancing that with the priority of providing a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff,”