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UW gun ban to face court challenge

CHEYENNE (AP) — University of Wyoming officials and gun advocates are looking to the courts to resolve a dispute over university policy that prohibits people from carrying weapons on campus.

 

April 26, 2018



CHEYENNE (AP) — University of Wyoming officials and gun advocates are looking to the courts to resolve a dispute over university policy that prohibits people from carrying weapons on campus.

The issue came to a head during the state Republican Party convention last week when a GOP delegate who defied the weapons ban was issued a citation by the UW police chief.

UW President Laurie Nicholas is standing by the decision to cite the delegate, while gun advocates contend the university’s policy conflicts with provisions of the U.S. and Wyoming constitutions that protect the right to bear arm...



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