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Stuckart proposes gun tax to fund mental health services in Spokane

City Council President Ben Stuckart wants to levy a tax on sales of guns and ammunition within city limits, with the proceeds going to fund mental health programs. He’ll have to convince a somewhat skeptical City Council, and several gun shop owners said it could drive them out of town.

Idaho Senate OKs bill to allow guns on campus

BOISE – Over the objections of college presidents, police chiefs and the state Board of Education, the Idaho Senate voted Tuesday to allow college students to carry concealed guns on campus. The bill applies only to public college and university campuses, and exempts dormitories and indoor venues that seat more than 1,000. Only students 21 and older who have a state permit, or retired law enforcement officers, could carry concealed weapons on campuses.

Otter to gun, ammo makers: Move to Idaho

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a push to attract gun and ammunition manufacturers to relocate to his state, sending pitch letters to 79 of them in 28 states and proclaiming May as “2nd Amendment Protection Month” in Idaho.

Out & About: Obama gun frenzy pays conservation dividend

Obama gun flap boosts habitat OUTTAX – State fish and wildlife agencies across the country are direct beneficiaries of the unprecedented spike in firearms sales spurred by President Obama’s 2008 election.