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Idaho passes bill allowing guns on college campuses

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BOISE — Idaho lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow guns on Idaho’s public college campuses, even though the colleges don’t want them.

The National Rifle Association-drafted bill now goes to Gov. Butch Otter, who already has said he supports it on Second Amendment grounds.

Frustrated student leaders from the state’s campuses said lawmakers dismissed opposition from all eight public university presidents, the state Board of Education, faculty senates and student associations.

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