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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:54 PM

University of Colorado: Guns Laws Exacerbate Dorm Shortage

Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM PST.
University of Colorado: Guns Laws Exacerbate Dorm Shortage

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has a student housing shortage problem. It will cost the university $16M to address its housing shortage problem in the short term. A waiting list currently exists for students who prefer to live on campus for financial and social reasons. Once the $16M dollar addition is complete, another series of projects are slated to begin soon afterward to confront the ongoing student housing shortage. Who will pay for all of these new buildings? As always, most likely students will, via higher fees and costs for tuition.

Lack of adequate and affordable housing for students (both single students and those with families) is a problem all over the country. But for the University of Colorado and other universities in states with irresponsible gun laws, a new problem has come along that will cost students even more money than they're already forking over to these public schools.
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Since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student has asked to live where guns are allowed.
On Aug. 16, CU announced that both campuses would establish a residential area for students over age 21 with a permit to hold a concealed handgun. In all other dormitories, guns are banned.

"So far, no one has moved," CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue said.


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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/26/1164887/-University-of-Colorado-Guns-Laws-Exacerbate-Dorm-Shortage

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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
Riftaxe Nov 2012 #1
pnwmom Nov 2012 #2
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #6
Riftaxe Dec 2012 #7
HuckleB Nov 2012 #3
bongbong Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:15 PM

1. Self imposed segregation

bites CU on the ass. Would have been a better headline, interesting that CU is whining about a problem of their own making since they could after all drop the policy, or at very least change the level of their segregation to the room/suite level.

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:20 PM

2. Why should do that? All this proves is that no student wants to live with guns. Good for them. n/t

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:04 PM

6. So CU shouldn't provide students with the option

not to live in free-fire zones? Most campuses are now smoke-free, but the NRA and the idiots who swallow their propaganda have made sure that those same campuses are not allowed to be gun-free.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:41 AM

7. Hmm all people 21 and older

don't want to live the with the"buy me beer man" folks?

Consider me shocked

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. <facepalm>

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:47 PM

4. Guns!

 

Few Delicate Flowers (gun-nuts too scared to appear in public without a weapon) attend college in Colorado, it appears.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:23 PM

5. The CCW students likely fancy themselves campus security. They should bunk with them, if possible.

That would put them in position to use their weapons for others and reduce the demand on housing. Provided CU has a place for security to live or sleep overnight.

If no such place exists, those who feel they must carry, could be assigned to one room per dormitory across campus to protect other students. Because the argument for CCW is often to protect others.

Having more than one or two assigned per residence hall would be better than the current idea that is denying rooms

And giving the CCW's an entire residence hall -- and I don't know how to describe it properly -- is like providing a building to cater to a cult.

And I have no idea how that campus or the housing is set up, or what departments they have such as campus security. Just a suggestion.

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