Aaron Tribble, a second-year law student at the UI, is representing himself in the suit, which he filed last Tuesday in Latah County Second District Court.
Tribble, 36, and his family live in one of the university’s South Hill Vista apartments for married students and students with children.
He claims the UI’s policy banning firearms from campus — and by extension, his current place of residence — is a violation of his Second Amendment right to bear arms and his 14th Amendment right to due process.
Students are allowed to store and check out their firearms at the Moscow Police Department’s on-campus substation, but Tribble said the university is violating his rights by not allowing him to store his guns at his residence.
UI spokeswoman Joni Kirk confirmed Monday the university had received a copy of the lawsuit and was reviewing it, but she declined further comment.