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All 6 Local Solons OK’d Campus Carry

The six House members from Kootenai County voted unanimously in favor of the guns on campus bill. Generally, however, legislators from North Idaho were split Thursday on the vote on Senate Bill 1254, which gained final legislative approval on a 5049 tally in the Idaho House. Outside Kootenai County, four of the seven House members from legislative districts 1-7 present for the vote cast red lights against the measure. Reps George Eskridge, R-Dover, and Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, joined four Republican colleagues statewide in voting against SB1254. Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, also voted against the measure/David Goins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

DFO: I wasn't being fair to state Rep. Luke Malek yesterday when I criticized him for supporting the wrong-headed Campus Carry bill. All six of our legislators supported the bill despite overwhelming opposition from the colleges. In fact, state Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Post Falls, co-sponsored it. A pox on whole lot of them, not just Malek.

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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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