Chief Masterson comes across as a whiner. He may not have had his moment before the cameras in the Statehouse but he has had ample opportunity (more than any ordinary citizen) to have his personal opinion heard. From the facts I’ve seen Chief Masterson is spinning rhetoric that has not come to fruition in the states that allow CCW on campuses (and there is more than you think).
Masterson does not address the fact that mass school shootings always occur on gun free zones (Campuses) this bill which affirms the rights of Idaho citizens will act as a deterrent against mass shootings. Every attacker that is alive has said they deliberately targeted places they knew no one could effectively fight back. When your life, your family and friends are about to be snuffed out remember the police are just minutes away.
The minimum age for enhanced CCW permit is 21 Y/O that's third year college students plus faculty. They're grown adults and are capable of making adult decisions. There will be no Dodge City shootouts between students on campus. What I really find amazing in this CCW Campus Carry is that appointed and/or elected local politician’s and elitists like the College Presidents and State Board of Education show absolute contempt for Idaho law and the students (adults) who they serve.
Forehamslam4 your incorrect the 2nd Amendment is very clear that owning firearms is an individual inalienable right. You asked here it is big boy.
MILITIA AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
STATE MILITIA -- ORGANIZATION AND STAFF
46-102. State militia -- Membership -- Exemptions. The militia of the state of Idaho shall consist of all able-bodied citizens of the state, and all other able-bodied persons who have or shall have declared their intentions to become citizens of the United States and are residents of the state of Idaho; who shall be more than eighteen (18) years of age, and except as hereinafter provided, not more than forty-five (45) years of age, subject to the following exemptions:
1. Persons exempted from service in the militia by the constitution of the state of Idaho and by the laws of the United States from enlistment or draft into the regular army. Provided, however, that voluntary enlistments, with the written consent of the parent or guardian of any able-bodied citizen over the age of sixteen (16) years may be accepted and such enlistees inducted into the organized militia of the state of Idaho in time of war, and as classified in section 46-103, Idaho Code, except that the provision for the enlistment of able-bodied citizens under the age of eighteen (18) years will terminate six (6) months following the declaration of peace.
[(46-102) 1927, ch. 261, sec. 2, p. 510; I.C.A., sec. 45-102; am. 1943, ch. 46, sec. 1, p. 92; am. 2008, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 346.]
I always love how the left says the rights facts are bias when it does not fit the progressive/communist view. This country had a debate on the gun issue and settled it.........in 1791. My apology if it did not work out the way you wanted. Get over it.
To say that Universities did not have an opportunity to be heard is baloney. The interim President of U of I did testify against the bill following well know decision and talking points of the Board of Education. The Fraternal Order of Police supports the measure.
Matter of fact 2 hours was allocated for public testimony and the committee exceeded it by an additional half hour. I agree that many average citizens were snubbed from commentary because many with fancy titles by their names were allowed to speak beyond the three minute limit. But if they had it would not have gone well for the anti-gun crowd. The majority of Idaho citizens support or have no opinion on this.
Simply, enhanced concealed carry is law in Idaho and political subdivisions of the state have no right to usurp state law because of personal desire without facts to back up their position. University officials have no scope of power to limit your Constitutional rights.
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue is correct. Just because the President or any other politician makes an arbitrary decision does not make it law or an appropriate use of power. The use of executive orders cannot replace the legislative process outlined in our Constitution. While we’re on the subject where the outcry from Civil Rights Activists over compelling Doctors against their will to become agents of the state? Not to mention the violation of HIPPA law.
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