BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds swarmed the Statehouse steps waving signs in protest of a bill that would allow firearms on Idaho college campuses.
Students and professors spoke out against the bill at the Thursday rally, through a light drizzle.
Many said having allowing concealed carry permit holders to tote guns to classrooms and around campus would disrupt a learning environment and force schools to implement costly security measures.
The legislation passed the Senate 25-10 earlier this month.
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Multiple police chiefs and heads of all eight universities have told the Legislature they don’t want to see firearms on campuses.
About 20 people_several packing handguns_showed up in support of the bill.
They said bringing those firearms onto a campus was a matter of Second Amendment rights, and would allow students and staff to protect themselves.