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“Guns have no place in schools,” Arizona State University President Michael Crow was quoted as saying by the Arizona Republic when Gov. Jan Brewer issued a surprise veto this year against legislation that would have allowed guns to be carried on college and university campuses. The story is different in Colorado, says Valerie Strauss, columnist for the Washington Post. It is legal for students and everybody else at the University of Colorado to carry concealed weapons since the state Supreme Court earlier this year declared the school’s weapons ban illegal. In fact, Colorado isn’t the only state where guns can be carried on campus. Utah not only allows the carrying of concealed weapons on public postsecondary campuses but does not permit public colleges or universities to ban them, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The organization also reports that 22 states ban carrying a concealed weapon on a college campus. But in 25 other states, the decision to ban or allow concealed carry weapons on campuses is made by each institution…

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