Idaho Senate Says No Guns on Campus

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Today the Senate State Affairs Committee tabled HB 222, known casually as the Guns-on-Campus Bill.

According to reports from the Spokesman Review and the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis countered a law student speaking in favor of this bill with this statement:

My 23-year-old son was shot eight years ago last week by a concealed weapon permit holder. Both BSU students. Off campus, at a college environment. I know for you, that you served our country nobly, I thank you for it. I trust you. But there are others that I have concerns about. This is not an intellectual exercise for me and my family.

The bill, which would have prevented Idaho's public universities from banning guns on campus other than in undergrad residence halls, had been passed in the House last week following almost two hours of arguments.