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Idaho Guns on Campus Sponsor: Don't Expect Changes Next Year

"It has gone fine and, over time, the different public universities will set and tweak their policies to comply with the law."

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When the College of Western Idaho's board of trustees recently approved a new set of rules to bring CWI in line with Idaho's new guns on campus law, they also indicated that they expected to revisit the issue in 2015, with full expectations that the 2015 Idaho Legislature would revamp the law and possibly drop the law's age limit from 21-years-old to 18-years-old.

But Nampa Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie, sponsor of the measure which became law July 1, says he didn't expect any changes to the guns on campus rule anytime soon.

Saturday's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that McKenzie said he didn't expect to expand the law during the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature.

The law allows holders of enhanced concealed carry permits to bring firearms to Idaho's public universities and college.

The Press-Tribune reports that when CWI trustees approved new rules at their board meeting on July 15, CWI President Bert Glandon said he expected modifications to the law. But McKenzie is expected to sit down with Glandon to talk about the new rules this coming Friday, July 25. Meanwhile, McKenzie said despite early objections from university and college officials at the height of the debate during the 2014 session of the Idaho Legislature, he expected things to improve.

"It has gone fine and, over time, the different public universities will set and tweak their policies to comply with the law," McKenzie told the Press-Tribune.