Idaho Gov. Signs Controversial Guns on Campus Bill

Mar 13, 2014

Idaho’s governor has signed a controversial bill Wednesday allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns on college and university campuses.

Credit Idaho Statesman

Starting July 1 students, staff and visitors to Idaho's college and university campuses will be legally allowed to carry their concealed weapons.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed Senate Bill 1254 despite opposition from all eight of Idaho’s college and university presidents.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Idaho will become the seventh state to allow concealed guns on campuses.

In his signing statement, Gov. Otter wrote elected officials have a sworn responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution, not only when it’s easy, but especially when it’s not.

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