Students lobby for guns on Colorado college campus

Group says gun free zones have proven to be 'ineffective'

"We think it's just not a good environment to introduce weapons into the crowded, high-occupancy area that a campus becomes," said Wiesley, adding that there can

be up to 40,000 people on the Boulder campus.

Three years ago, the College Republicans on the Boulder campus held a Second Amendment rally and circulated a petition in an attempt to get the rule changed so students and employees could conceal and carry firearms. The group's stance: College campuses can be dangerous places, and guns can prevent sexual assaults and other violent crimes.

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