The Colorado State University (CSU) Board of Governors, a body of unelected “educrats,” may have voted to require CSU to change its firearms policy and ban all guns on campus, but Sheriff Jim Alderden says neither he nor anyone else from his office will be enforcing the new rules. Since he controls the only prison in Larimer county the gun ban–which was overwhelmingly opposed by the student body–may prove more difficult to implement than the Board of Governors expected.
According to the Sheriff, CSU’s new policy is an end run around state law which currently allows CCW permit holders to carry concealed on all parts of the campus except dormitories. Furthermore, Sheriff Alderden feels the new policy is in direct contrast to the Constitution and common sense. The Sheriff seems to agree with the students that this policy is the result of an administrative power-grab at the urging of a paranoid Faculty Council. The rule reversal comes not because of some crime or incident on campus, but because the Faculty Council wants to mirror the failed policies of Virginia Tech.
A PDF containing my email to Sheriff Alderden and his response is available from files.soderstrome.com/../Alderden-letter-redacted.pdf. Email and IP addresses have been redacted.