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Statesman: Hagedorn Misses Mark

There is no waiting period on political opportunism. Hence Rep. Marv Hagedorn’s insensitive and ill-timed reaction to the Moscow shootings. On Tuesday, the day the news broke, Hagedorn urged University of Idaho President Duane Nellis to teach gun safety on campus and chided the school for “running away” from the Second Amendment. There’s a backstory here. Hagedorn (pictured), R-Meridian, co-sponsored a bill in 2011 to allow concealed weapons on campuses. Opposed by university administrators and law enforcement officials alike, this misguided bill was defeated in a Senate committee. It’s bad enough that Hagedorn callously reopened the campus gun rights debate. He doesn’t even have the facts on his side/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Has the tragic murder-suicide at UI prompted you to rethink your position on Hagedorn's 2011 legislation that would permit guns on the state's college campuses?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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