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SB 1254 'Guns on Campus' bill

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In March, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed into law SB 1254, which allowed retired police officers and holders of advanced conceal-carry weapons permits to carry their weapons on Idaho's public college and university campuses. As the bill moved first through the Senate, then the House, it was met with nearly universal opposition by school administrators, faculty and students, who worried that the increased presence of guns on campuses could detract from learning environments. Meanwhile, campus security at Boise State University and the University of Idaho has been enhanced to meet what are seen as new challenges to student safety. Under the new bill, one guy has already shot himself in the foot--literally: In September, a University of Idaho instructor's concealed firearm discharged, wounding him. In. The. Foot. See, safer already.

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