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Idaho Gets Closer To Allowing Guns On Campus, Despite Big Opposition

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From left, Idaho Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston talk with reporters at the State Capitol Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Boise, Idaho, about the upcoming legislative session. The new session begins Monday, Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOISE – Over the objections of college presidents, police chiefs and the state Board of Education, the Idaho Senate voted Tuesday to allow college students to carry concealed guns on campus.

The bill applies only to public college and university campuses, and exempts dormitories and indoor venues that seat more than 1,000. Only students 21 and older who have a state permit, or retired law enforcement officers, could carry concealed weapons on campuses.

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