Students have mixed views on campus gun law

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho public college students with enhanced concealed-carry permits will be allowed to carry guns beginning July 1.

The law bans guns in dormitories, concert halls and stadiums holding more than 1,000 people.

Proponents of the new law argue it protects Second Amendment rights to carry firearms and will make campuses safer by discouraging potential mass shooters. Others say it will only make campuses less safe because they fear not all permit holders will careful in handling their weapons.

The Post Register reports ( that Idaho State University is working with the State Board of Education to develop "policies and security measures" in response to the new law. Its current firearms policy banning guns on campus will remain in effect until then.


Information from: Post Register