Good for the Idaho legislature, the governor is expected to sign it into law. Bearing Arms has more
Despite the emotional outcry from faculty and college administrators, the Idaho House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a law enabling citizens with an enhanced concealed carry permit to carry handguns on college campuses.
Idaho lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure allowing concealed guns to be carried onto university and college campuses.
The legislation, which cleared the state House of Representatives by a 50-19 vote and was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate last month, now heads to Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter for his signature.
If the Republican governor signs the bill into law as expected, Idaho will be the seventh U.S. state that allows guns on college campuses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The passage of the Idaho bill comes amid a tense debate on the extent of gun ownership restrictions in the United States, which has seen a string of recent shootings at schools, movie theaters and other public places.
Under the legislation, those who gain a so-called enhanced concealed-carry permit in Idaho can carry firearms on campus except in such places as residence halls and public entertainment facilities like football stadiums.
The law is expected to be signed by Governor Otter and should be in effect for the next academic year.
Sounds like a good law to me, and Bob Owens points out a great benefit to the “coexist” Liberal crowd
Perhaps as important as the physical security that the law will provide is the opportunity it gives to typically anti-gun faculty and administrators to learn to “coexist” as they so often preach from Prius and Volvo bumper stickers to others.
Among those I look forward to learning tolerance is Boise State University Biology Professor Greg Hampikian will have an opportunity to learn to coexist with concealed carriers, instead of acting like such a drama queen. Bearing Arms sent an email to Hampikian this morning suggesting that he take the 8-hour class needed to earn the enhanced carry permit to help mitigate his fears.
If you have not read the op-ed by Professor Greg Hampikian, go read it. It is the usual screed, filled with predictions of mass shootings and shootouts over lunch lines, and blah, blah, blah. Not only are these tired arguments terribly boring and stale they are completely invalid as well. No matter how many times Liberal buffoons predict that allowing armed law-abiding citizens in a specific place in this case on college campuses, will lead to “blood in the streets” such scenarios never seem to happen. But facts will not deter wannabe Statists like the good professor.