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Balukoff pans Otter’s approval of guns on campus, NRA says college will be safer

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho’s eight public college and university campuses. “It was totally unnecessary and I think

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Otter staff met Monday with students urging veto of ‘Guns on Campus’ bill

Student leaders expected to meet with Gov. Butch Otter Monday morning to urge him to veto Senate Bill 1254, which would allow students 21 and older who complete enhanced training to carry firearms on Idaho’s eight publicly funded college campuses.

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Boise State prof in New York Times: ‘When May I Shoot a Student?’

Boise State biology professor Greg Hampikian authored a pungent satire in Thursday’s New York Times exploring the real-life impacts should Senate Bill 1254 become law. The bill is being heard this morning in the House State Affairs Committee, which is

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