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Wed., Aug. 24, 2011, 9:43 a.m.

Hagedorn: Gun Safety Needed @ UI

Rep. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, (pictured) who co-sponsored a 2011 bill that would have allowed concealed weapons holders to take guns on campus, wrote University of Idaho President Duane Nellis late Tuesday. Teaching gun safety "could have possibly served as a deterrent to the shooter had he really understood what the mis-use of his gun really meant to her and her family as well as his," Hagedorn wrote. Hagedorn began his email with a quotation from a statement issued by Nellis earlier Tuesday, after police said graduate student Kathryn Beniot was killed by an assistant professor who resigned Saturday. The professor, Ernesto Bustamante, later shot himself, police said. Wrote Nellis: "I am deeply committed to keeping our students safe and preparing them for a bright future. That is certainty"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Should Rep. Marv Hagedorn have commented on this murder-suicide?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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