Back in 2015, we noted that University of Missouri law school professor Royce Barondes had sued the school over its no guns on campus policy. Barondes is (or was at the time) a concealed carry permit holder. Since the suit was filed, Missouri has become a constitutional carry state.
But as the Columbia Daily Tribune reports . . .
Circuit Judge Jeff Harris on Monday rejected the arguments of the last three state attorneys general — one Democrat and two Republicans — and upheld the University of Missouri’s ban on carrying concealed guns on campus.
The state-supported school prohibits guns on all four of its campuses. Barondes wanted to be able to carry his firearm to work or, barring that, secure it in his car while he’s there. That requires the permission of the University’s board of curators.
In his ruling, Harris hinted that his decision on the law may be different from his personal views.
“The question before the court is not whether the court would vote for or against the rule if the court were a member of the university’s Board of Curators,” Harris wrote.
This isn’t likely the end of the matter. Look for an appeal.