Campus carry in Idaho

Via email from “Alpha Mike” regarding campus carry in Idaho:

Campus carry passed 50-19-1 (Cindy Agidius was conveniently out of town for the vote).

Call Governor Otter’s office if you support. Don’t call if you oppose.

http://gov.idaho.gov/ourgov/contact.html

The phone number is 208-334-2100 or use the link above to send an email.

See also the news on the topic:

Our opponents are saying (via email):

Despite strong opposition, SB 1254 (guns on campus) passed the Idaho Senate and House. It’s now on the way to the Governor, so this is our last chance to stop it.

Senate Bill 1254 would strip the authority of state-supported colleges and universities in Idaho to regulate in matters relating to firearms. Currently, all state-supported colleges and universities in Idaho prohibit the possession of firearms on their campuses.

Specifically, this legislation paves the way for retired law enforcement and individuals – students, faculty, staff, and visitors – who possess an enhanced permit to carry concealed weapons to bring loaded handguns onto campus grounds and buildings, including classrooms, libraries, and student recreation centers. Firearms would be prohibited in (1) student dormitories and (2) “public entertainment facilities” with a seating capacity of at least 1,000 provided signage is posted at each point of entry. In addition, the legislation does not restrict the open carrying of a firearm in the above mentioned places.

Contact Governor Otter now to tell him that guns (concealed and openly carried) don’t belong on our college campuses. Veto this bill (S.1254) >>

Please take action today and share. Thanks.

Andy Pelosi
Director
GunFreeKids.org and the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus

In other words GunFreeKids wants colleges and universities to continue their bigoted policies of creating Second Amendment free zones. They are either so ignorant or evil that they want to continue the policies that enable the Virginia Tech massacre.

Encourage Governor Otter to let my daughter Kim and others attending and working at colleges in Idaho to be able to defend themselves with the best tools available should they need to stop an attack. We need to eliminate another set of “gun free” killing zones and this is a battle we can easily win and provide yet another example of how the right to keep and bear arms is not a “recipe for disaster”.

Update: My email to Governor Otter:

Please sign SB 1254 allowing my daughter (University of Idaho) and others attending and working at colleges in Idaho to be able to defend themselves with the best tools available should they need to stop an attack. Virginia Tech was a “gun free” school but actually was a killing zone where innocent, law abiding, people were helpless against one person with a gun and evil intent.

The Virginia Tech shooting was a rare event but lesser attacks are not. Please sign this bill and eliminate these embarrassing “Second Amendment Free Zones” from our state.

Regards,

Joe Huffman
The View From North Central Idaho
http://blog.joehuffman.org/

9 thoughts on “Campus carry in Idaho

  1. They’ve turned the campus into 1st Amendment free zones, and that’s something they claim to support. Why the hell not declare regions and large groups of people free of a natural right they despise?

  2. Campus carry passed 50-19-1…

    Despite strong opposition, SB 1254 (guns on campus) passed the Idaho Senate and House.

    Someone is confused about what “strong opposition entails. Of course, with a name like Pelosi, confusion could be taken for granted.

    • Yup. One step at a time. And this is a big step.

      It took years to get this far. I have had frequent long talks with a lobbyist about campus carry issues. Politics frequently isn’t about right and wrong, facts or logic, but someone’s emotional hot buttons. You get what you can when you can then go back for more when the emotions have cooled enough or the people have left office.

      • It’s the same incremental tactic used by gun banners over the years. They probably don’t appreciate being on the receiving end though.

  3. This issue is just one reason to get rid of Dewhurst in Tx, he pulled tbe rug the last two sessions when it was a done deal. If one has a few bucks to throw at Dan Patrick for the runoff, I’m sure he won’t complain. 😀

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