About 300 people gather on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho to protest SB1254, a bill seeking to allow concealed weapons on the state's college campuses today. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Darin Oswald)
Despite the rain, roughly 230 college students, faculty members and supporters gathered on the Statehouse steps during the noon hour to rally against SB 1254, the guns-on-campus bill, while a knot of about 20 counter-protesters stood off to one side and tried to out-shout them. “As far as we can see, every major stakeholder in Idaho is against this bill,” organizer Emily Walton told the crowd. Clyde Moneyhun, an associate professor of English who said he grew up with lots of guns and has shot every kind, said, “Being pro-gun doesn’t mean voting yes on every lame-brained gun rights bill that comes down the pike.” The crowd cheered/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.