Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Sheriff Unsure RE: Guns On Campus

Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger told The Press Wednesday that the (guns-on-campus) legislation does not directly affect his agency, since (North Idaho College) is within the city of Coeur d'Alene's police department's jurisdiction. Wolfinger wrote, in a letter to The Press, that the Idaho Sheriffs' Association voted last week to support the legislation. He wrote that he thinks the bill has “some definite merits, but also some shortcomings.” It makes it clear, Wolfinger wrote, that peace officers and retired peace officers are allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, and limits campus gun-carrying to civilian citizens with enhanced permits which require some recent firearms training. “Allowing people who are properly trained to carry is always a good thing,” he wrote/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: What do you make of the sheriff's association endorsing the controversial guns-on-campus legislation?

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

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.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here