Idaho Lawmakers Back Bill Allowing Guns On College Campuses

CBS Seattle

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House voted Thursday to back a bill that would allow students, faculty and visitors to carry guns on Idaho’s college campuses.

The 50-19 decision came after proponents argued the bill would uphold Second Amendment rights and give people on campuses to a way to protect themselves.

The legislation aims to let retired law enforcement officers and people with Idaho’s enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring guns anywhere except dormitories, stadiums and concert halls.

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, said giving people the right to be armed and ready even in classrooms will let them act to halt or prevent violence while police are still too far away to intervene.

Boyle countered concerns that requirements for an enhanced permit — which requires applicants be 21 or older, take an eight-hour class and fire at least 98 rounds — aren’t enough to prepare a civilian to act in a…

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