BSU president redoubles anti-guns on campus effort

BSU president redoubles anti-guns on campus effort

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BSU President Dr. Bob Kustra

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 27 at 11:14 AM

BOISE -- The president of Idaho's largest public university is redoubling efforts to convince lawmakers to halt a bill seeking to allow concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.

Boise State University President Bob Kustra Wednesday raised the specter of people openly displaying firearms inside venues including Bronco Stadium and the Taco Bell Arena.

The measure is backed by the National Rifle Association and 2nd Amendment advocates, to extend firearms freedoms to areas previously off-limits.

But Kustra calls it an unfunded mandate not accompanied by funds to purchase expensive metal detectors or better train security personnel.

The Idaho State Board of Education, as well as all the state's public university and college leaders, have urged lawmakers to reject the bill.

It's already passed the Senate and gets a House committee hearing Friday.

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