Lawyers: Ruling’s effect on CU gun ban unclear
June 30, 2010
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Representatives of both sides in the fight over the University of Colorado’s gun ban don’t expect the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on handgun bans to be a significant factor.
The CU regents voted last week to appeal a court decision overturning the ban.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense, throwing doubt on Chicago-area handgun bans.
CU officials say the school’s lawyers don’t see much relevance in the ruling for the university’s case. The Supreme Court signaled that some regulations might survive legal challenges.
An attorney for the gun-rights group that challenged the university’s ban says the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision is unclear.