Sunday, March 20, 2011

Idaho Legislature

March 20, 2011

Idaho’s legislature wants to force colleges and universities to allow guns on campus. In case somebody comes gunning for the kids, they want everybody else to be prepared.

For some reason, this has some administrators and parents perturbed.

Teenagers, hormones, booze and guns. Why not?

I’m not anti-gun. I’m not anti-teenager. But I’m not anti-common sense, either.

If a university can restrict underclassmen from bringing their cars to campus, why can’t it tell the kids to leave the guns at home, too?

(I understand that there are campuses in other states that allow guns, and they don’t seem to have inordinate problems. But that was the schools’ choice, not the legislatures’. Allowing the schools to make the choice is one thing—taking the choice out of their hands is another.)

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