BOISE – The Idaho Senate has voted 25-10 in favor of legislation to allow guns on the state’s public college and university campuses, over the objections of all of its state college presidents and unanimous opposition from the state Board of Education.
The bill, SB 1254, now moves to the House, where it’s expected to pass; GOP Gov. Butch Otter already has indicated he supports it on Second Amendment grounds.
Just three Republicans joined the Senate’s seven Democrats in opposing the bill; all were from North Idaho.
“I’m really conflicted with this,” said Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene. “I am in favor of local control, but I also respect the Second Amendment.” He noted that a despondent North Idaho College student was recently arrested on campus with a gun and 70 hollow-point rounds of ammunition. “We were just lucky that we didn’t have a problem,” he said… Read more.