divegeek wrote:They have to know they're going to lose.
An interesting point, divegeek, since they plan on referring all cases for review to the AG who regularly carries (maybe not OC) on college campuses. The AG is a LEO position and as such is exempt, but still an interesting plan. They have to know his position on the matter from previous interactions with him and their past legal fillings.
They also cite disorderly conduct laws which have not been equated to OC that I know of. The requirement of intentionally causing alarm just isn't met when you are are a law-abiding citizen.
Disorderly conduct is a catch-all the PD use to detain and cite you and to confiscate your property after an illegal search since no laws were broken. The U's PD could be opening themselves up to serious civil lawsuits for 4th amendment violations if they are confiscating your gun when their reasonable suspicion is your legally carried firearm.
I think a mass OC event is a good idea especially if it's widely publicized on the news before hand to get OCer's who may not frequent the forum to show up. The U should probably be made aware of the leak and have a chance to explain themselves.
I think Utah's legislators, especially the AG, have a proven track record of RKBA and will fight the U on this matter but it has the potential to be a serious set back to RKBA on college campuses not just in Utah, but the US as a whole.