The ink is barely dry on the "guns on campus" bill, but resentment over the legislation may last considerably longer. Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter signed the measure Wednesday afternoon, a week after it passed the House on a 50-19 vote. Given that almost no one was advocating for a change in campus firearm policies, even strong Second Amendment supporters question why it was brought forward. It dropped a politically difficult vote on relatively few legislators, putting those with college and university campuses in their districts in no-win situations. Many of their rural colleagues were handed an ideologically safe opportunity to burnish their conservative chops. "We were really mad about it," said Rep. Thyra Stevenson, R-Lewiston. "Not a lot of lawmakers have districts with universities. It seems like (those that don't) were tone deaf to some of the concerns I felt it was a very divisive bill. It focused on something we really didn't need to focus on"/William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Factoid: The only Kootenai County legislator with enough common sense to oppose this crazy experiment in NRA ideology was state Sen. John Goedde.
Question: We've probably all had our say on this issue. So I'll simply ask: Thoughts?