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Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 1:38 p.m.

NIC Opposes Gun Carry Bill

North Idaho College opposes state legislation introduced Monday that would carve out exemptions for carrying firearms on Idaho's college campuses, an NIC spokesman said. Mark Browning, the college’s vice president of community relations, noted that NIC already has its own policy banning firearms on campus. The legislation introduced Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee by committee chairman Curt McKenzie - a Nampa Republican - would potentially interfere with NIC's existing gun policy, Browning said. “We feel that that takes away the local control issue,” Browning said in a post-meeting interview in the state capitol/Dave Goins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Should individual Idaho colleges be allowed to opt out, if the Legislature OKs the bill allowing concealed weapons on campus under certain circumstances?

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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