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On March 6, 2014 the Idaho Legislature approved a bill that allows some people to carry concealed weapons on all of Idaho's college and university campuses.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the bill into law less than a week later on March 12, 2014, despite opposition from all of Idaho's college and university presidents. The law went into effect July 1, 2014.A similar measure was debated and failed in 2011.We've gathered stories on this topic here, and you'll find all related content below.

Firearm Storage For Students Here To Stay In Idaho

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Washington State University is ending their firearm storage services for students, sayingno universities offer these services anymore. But a similar program still exists in Idaho.


Washington State University’s police department says they’re dropping the gun storage program because of a new policy that would require cops perform a background check before returning a firearm. 

Eight miles across the border at the University of Idaho, the Moscow Police Department still runs a gun-storage program for students. Captain Tyson Berrett says U of I’s program is here to stay. 

“Our gun laws are nowhere near as stringent as the state of Washington. In Idaho that would not be a change of ownership. We’re just storing it for them, that’s all," says Berrett.

Boise State University does not have a gun-storage program. Spokesperson Greg Hahn says the main difference is location. Hahn says Boise State does not have the hunting opportunities that other schools do, attracting fewer students who need firearm storage.

Idaho State University didn’t immediately return a request for comment. 

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