Boulder's public libraries debate whether to allow concealed weapons

BOULDER, Colo. - The Boulder Public Library Commission is debating how to handle guns at its libraries.

The current policy reads: "No person may bring a weapon into or possess a weapon in any library facility except this rule shall not apply to library security personnel or police officers carrying service weapons."

Wednesday night, officials will debate whether to add "except as allowed by state law."

The change would allow people with a concealed-weapon permit to bring a gun into the library as long as they had both their permit and a valid form of identification.

Boulder City Attorney Tom Carr said his office advised the library to change the rule shortly after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled the University of Colorado -- which had a similar regulation -- could not ban concealed-weapon permit holders from its campus, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.