Kentucky Supreme Court rules that guns are allowed on university grounds in vehicles
Frankfort, Kentucky: The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that universities and colleges cannot enforce bans on guns on campus if the gun is stored in a vehicle. The ruling has drawn fire from many Kentucky universities, seven of which, including the University of Louisville, filed briefs supporting the University of Kentucky. It was the University of Kentucky's firing of a graduate student found to have a firearm in his vehicle that set off the legal battle.
Though many institutions of higher learning oppose the ruling, believing it will limit their ability to secure their campuses, the National Rifle Association has praised the ruling. The basis for the ruling were the state laws, which bar, "organizations from prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms in their vehicles." The University of Kentucky plans to thoroughly evaluate the ruling to determine if there are any further viable legal options.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Courier Journal, "Kentucky Supreme Court says universities can't ban guns in staff, student vehicles on campuses," April 27, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 WLWT News 5, "Ky. High Court: Gun In Glove Box Legal On Campus," April 27, 2012
- ↑ LEX18, "Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Gun In Glove Box Legal On Campus," April 26, 2012
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