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Campus Carry Could Cost NIC $291K

Item: Officials: Guns require security: Cost estimated between $221K- $291K per year/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: College and university leaders throughout Idaho say state lawmakers' push to allow concealed weapons on college campuses will require schools to upgrade their security measures, and the cost will likely be felt by taxpayers and students. North Idaho College officials estimate the changes could cost between $221,000 and $291,000 per year. "These figures are very fluid as we learn more about the implications of the bill, and discuss different strategies," said Alex Harris, the college's director of student development. Senate Bill 1254 would allow retired law enforcement officers and anyone holding an Idaho enhanced concealed weapons license to carry firearms on college grounds.

Question: Hmm. We're trying to save $600,000 by dropping North Idaho College to a lesser conference. Yet, it could cost the college half that to provide security if the Campus Carry law passes the Legislature. Does this make as little sense to you as it does to me?




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