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Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, 2:12 p.m.

Kustra says SB 1254 would permit open carrying of guns in BSU dorms, arenas

Boise State University President Bob Kustra has sent out a statement on SB 1254, the bill to allow guns on Idaho college campuses, strongly objecting the measure. He contends that by removing Idaho public universities’ ability to regulate guns on campus, the measure opens his campus up not just to concealed carrying of guns by those authorized in the bill, but to open carrying of firearms on campus by anyone who has a concealed weapons permit, including openly bringing guns into dorms, football games or other areas where the bill restricts concealed guns.  “Of the handful of states that allow concealed carry on public campuses, none allow open carry of weapons as this bill allows,” he writes.

Kustra also says his campus will face millions of dollars in needed security upgrades if the bill becomes law, with no state funding; you can read his full statement here.


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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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