Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Signs Guns On Campus Bill

By Emilie Ritter Saunders

Idaho’s governor has signed a controversial bill Wednesday allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns on college and university campuses. Concealed weapons won’t be allowed in dorms or venues with more than 1,000 people.

Starting July 1 students, staff and visitors to Idaho's college and university campuses will be legally allowed to carry their concealed weapons. Gov."Butch" Otter signed the measure 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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