March 14, 2014
Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter on Wednesday signed into law a bill, SB 1254, that would allow certain individuals to carry concealed handguns onto public college and university property, including inside classrooms.
“As elected officials, we have a sworn responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States—not only when doing so is easy, convenient or without cost, but especially when it is not,” Otter wrote in a statement upon signing the bill. “This legislation challenges us to fulfill that charge, and we will.”
Otter went on to explain that although courts over the years have placed limits on one’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, public campuses are not a place where those limitations should factor in.