Mar 9, 2013 3:38 PM by Juice Godfrey
DENVER (AP) - The Democratic sponsor of a bill to ban concealed firearms on colleges in Colorado defeated his own proposal amid strong opposition from Republicans and gun-rights advocates.
Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath on Friday moved to postpone the bill until after the Legislature adjourned for the year, a procedure that kills the bill.
The bill would have banned concealed weapons on public college campuses.
Several victims of college rape had testified against the measure in a Senate committee days earlier. They said that students are vulnerable in areas where law-abiding citizens can't carry concealed weapons.
Heath says a conversation about safety on college campuses still needs to happen, but that he would work on the matter during the coming year.