College Chancellor Takes Stand for Gun Rights After Prof. Threatens to Cancel Class Over Gun-Carrying Students
While the debate over whether the University of Colorado has the right to segregate gun permit-carrying students to separate dorms, the university’s chancellor has just stood up for the rights of those same students to carry guns on campus.
Earlier this week, one professor at the University’s main campus in Boulder threatened to cancel his class if any students showed up legally carrying guns. Physics professor Jerry Peterson declared his stance during a faculty assembly on Monday.
“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,” Peterson said.
“I want my students to feel unconstrained in their discussions.”
But on on Wednesday, Chancellor Phil DiStefano squashed the idea in a pointed email to faculty.
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