In its infinite wisdom, the Idaho House has passed a bill that would allow 18 year old college kids to “open carry” guns on college campuses including at sporting events. This proves that “March Madness” is not just about basketball!
Wonder how they would have voted and what the response would have been if half a dozen college students had shown up with pistols strapped to their hips in plain site? Each person could claim, “We are just here to protect ourselves in case a bad guy has a gun.” Perhaps there will be a student or two willing to put it all into perspective during the Senate deliberations.
The GUARDIAN contacted a local police supply store about purchasing a bullet proof vest for protection, but they will sell one only with a note from the local sheriff or police department. Police chiefs throughout the state are expected to be on hand to oppose the bill in the Senate.
We find it ironic our “Old West” lawmakers think packing heat is protection among students, but it is nearly impossible to purchase REAL protection in the form of a Kevlar vest! Word under the dome has odds against the measure passing the Senate since Senator Bart Davis lost a son to an armed college student a few years back.
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