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Mon., Feb. 3, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

Trib: Idaho Legislators Afraid Of NRA

It's been three years since Idaho refused to allow college students to carry concealed firearms on campus. And what's been the reaction? Have you heard students demanding state lawmakers reconsider? No. Has there been a rash of school violence to justify arming students? Just the reverse. The homicide rate on the nation's college campuses is one-eighth of the national average. If a college student falls victim to violent crime, it most likely happened off campus. What about the cops and campus security? Last time anyone asked law enforcement, they frowned on the idea. Assume an armed intruder invaded a classroom filled with armed students. How, police would ask, are they supposed to tell the difference between a bad guy with a gun and a good guy with a gun? All they see is the gun/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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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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