University of Utah backs down on its gun ban

The University of Utah on Monday agreed to allow guns on campus, 10 days after the Utah Supreme Court ruled the school has no right to ignore a state law that allows the carrying of concealed weapons by permit holders.
    The showdown, though, is not over: The U. still believes it should be able to ban weapons and will pursue the question in federal court.
    A joint motion filed Monday by the U. and the Utah Attorney General's Office reopened the case in U.S. District Court, where the dispute first landed.
    The two sides are asking Judge Dale Kimball to delay any action in the case until March 31, in the hope they can reach an out-of-court settlement.
    "We're very pleased that the university has agreed to this course of action," Raymond Hintze, chief deputy at the A.G.'s Office, said. "We think it's the correct thing to do. We think the university and the Legislature need to get together to see if they can resolve the sensitive issue of the way the laws apply to campus." . . . .


Blogger Harles said...

I love the way universities think that no laws should apply to them. Where do they get such arrogance?

9/19/2006 11:09 AM  
Blogger saturdaynightspecial said...

It's everywhere in the US - we're full of nazis that believe the Bill of Rights are archaic. And in this case they'll try to convince others the university is private property. This isn't about the safety of students, it's about a hoplophobes ability to solve his fears (the university president or dean) and control others regardless of "the right to keep and bear arms.".

9/20/2006 4:34 AM  

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