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The republican representative sues University of Wyoming for campus gun ban

GOP delegate Lyle Williams continues the University of Wyoming after campus police charged him with trespassing for refusing to give up his gun he was open carrying.

A Republican state representative is suing the University of michigan for the “open carry” ban after campus police charged him with trespassing for refusing to remove his gun.

GOP Delegate Lyle Williams was faced with YOUR campus police, April 20, for carrying a firearm during the Republican convention held on YOUR campus, resulting in a trespassing citation against him, which could result in a $750 fine and up to six months in prison, The College Fix reported.

Williams is suing the public university on the basis that their anti-gun policy is unconstitutional and “grossly in violation of Wyoming statute,” which provides that “no city, municipality, county, political subdivision or any other entity shall authorize, regulate or verbieden…de storage, use, performance or possession of firearms.”

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YOUR policy clearly states that “any person who is a dangerous weapon [with a firearm] in a university facility is required to relinquish the weapon to the UW Police Department voluntarily or on request.”

Lyle Williams is suing the public university (photo) on the ground that their anti-gun policy is unconstitutional and “grossly in violation of Wyoming statute”

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Lawyers of the University of Washington conducted the school is allowed to regulate weapons on campus under the Supreme Court’s 2008 D. C. v. Heller decision due to the fact that schools are considered “sensitive places.”

But Williams suggests this is wrong.

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“[Heller] proposes laws to restrict firearms in ‘vulnerable areas,'” Williams told The College Fix. “What Heller does not allow is the ‘sensitive area’ to regulate firearms in violation of the state statute.”

Instead, he argues, the university is prohibited from regulating firearms under the legislation of a member state.

Williams’ criminal case is put on hold while its lawsuit is being considered.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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