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After losing in Legislature, Idaho College’s adapting policies to new gun law

GavelPublic universities and colleges of Idaho have finally accepted the new changes of law allowing people to carry concealed weapons in the campus.  When the new law was being prepared, the educationalists strongly opposed the idea. The new law will be effective from July 1 and it will be applied to the license holders.

No doubt, it was strongly opposed by the college leaders.  But, pro-gun legislators happened to make it a law this year. It is going to raise many difficulties for the college leaders. It is said that now people will be allowed to carry guns in lecture halls, cafeteria, offices, and labs and everywhere within the college premises.

Besides, executive director of public safety and security at the University of Idaho in Moscow Matt Dorschel said that “we have to comply with the law and do not wish to discuss its pros and cons”. It is pertinent to mention that people will not be allowed to carry guns openly. This law has been passed only for conceal weapon carriers.

It goes without saying that most of the colleges of Idaho have started beefing up their security. North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene has also decided to give its security officers full-proof concealed weapons training.

Apart from this, director of student development Alex Harris said that “to ensure security, training is necessary for the security officers”. He further said that it is going to be really tough decision for campus runners as new trainings will cost up $10,000 to $60,000 a year.

Lastly, this law  grants right to the colleges to disallow conceal weapon carriers from the entertainment venues where seating capacity is of 1000 people.

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