Campus Carry comes to Idaho July 1

The newest fuss regarding campus carry in Idaho hails from Boise State University claiming their expenses to ensure safety once this law goes into effect will greatly increase.

“An early estimate our security team provided the State Legislature was approximately $1 million a year for increased staff, increased training and increased equipment needs”, said Greg W. Hahn, spokesman for Boise State University.

“That remains the best estimate we have, with the possibility that additional one-time costs, such as security wands, walk-through magnetometers and vests, could reach up to $500,000.”

Campus carry in Idaho goes into effect July 1, after the Idaho House voted in March 50-19 to allow concealed carry permit holders the right to carry on college campuses.

Hahn said, “The president of all Idaho public universities and the full Idaho State Board of Education came out in opposition to the bill when it was proposed, but after it has passed, Boise State and other campus leaders began working to implement the changes and be ready for July 1, when the law goes into effect.”

Idaho joins Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin in allowing concealed carry on college campuses.

“By allowing students, faculty and visitors on campus to carry concealed, it’s going to make it a safer place, it always does,” said Dudley Brown, executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights. “More guns equal less crime.”

Boise State University is taking the opposite stance as the gun rights group, adding more security and advanced measures to protect against concealed carry permit holders.

Hahn also said the university is considering a several-year process to begin training an armed security force in addition to police partners.

“If they want to spend the money, they can spend the money.  This is a major step forward for Idaho, and for our nation as a whole,” said Kurt Mueller, Students for Concealed Carry’s director of public relations.

“We have seen these policies in effect in other states without the massive negative consequences predicted by our opposition, and we have every expectation this will likewise be Idaho’s experience.”

The newest fuss regarding campus carry in Idaho hails from Boise State University claiming their expenses to ensure safety once this law goes into effect will greatly increase.

“An early estimate our security team provided the State Legislature was approximately $1 million a year for increased staff, increased training and increased equipment needs,” said Greg W. Hahn, spokesman for Boise State University.

“That remains the best estimate we have, with the possibility that additional one-time costs, such as security wands, walk-through magnetometers and vests, could reach up to $500,000.”

Campus carry in Idaho goes into effect July 1, after the Idaho House voted in March 50-19 to allow concealed carry permit holders the right to carry on college campuses.

Hahn says, “The president of all Idaho public universities and the full Idaho State Board of Education came out in opposition to the bill when it was proposed, but after it has passed, Boise State and other campus leaders began working to implement the changes and be ready for July 1st, when the law goes into effect.”

Idaho joins Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin in allowing concealed carry on college campuses.

“By allowing students, faculty and visitors on campus to carry concealed, it’s going to make it a safer place, it always does,” says Dudley Brown, executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights. “More guns equal less crime.”

Boise State University is taking the opposite stance as the gun rights group, adding more security and advanced measures to protect against concealed carry permit holders.

Hahn also said the university is considering a several-year process to begin training an armed security force in addition to police partners.

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