Campus carry: Armed and ready for college

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Derek Sommer carries a concealed handgun almost everywhere he goes these days, including onto the campus of Idaho State University โ€” an illegal act until recently.

Under an Idaho law that took effect July 1, nearly 3,000 Idaho residents with enhanced concealed carry permits โ€” people like Sommer โ€” can bring their guns on college campuses. Sommer no longer leaves his gun at home or in his car's locked glove compartment.

Idaho became the seventh state to allow "campus carry" in a movement gaining traction across the country, despite the often strenuous opposition of other students, faculty and campus administrators.

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