Lawmaker proposes allowing guns on college campuses

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Senator Curt McKenzie of Nampa said he will introduce legislation to allow people to carry guns on Idaho public college and university campuses. A similar bill was introduced in 2011, but didn't pass.

The news of the proposal got mixed reaction from students on the Boise State campus. Some said they liked it for safety reasons, while others worry it could end up doing more harm than good.

"I think it would be a great idea," said BSU Freshman Casey Rapp. "Because there are a lot of things even students get emails about stuff going on, on the Greenbelt, and being able to protect yourself,"

Others students worry that with the amount that many college students drink it could affect their judgment.

"A lot of freshman here just party a lot and when you're drunk you really don't know what you are doing," said BSU Freshman Eric Corona. "A lot of people believe that we should have the right to have firearms on campus so we can defend ourselves, but it can go the other way around."

Back in 2011 the legislation passed through the House, but failed to make it out of a Senate committee.