Thursday, February 20, 2014

It Depends on Which Minority You're Part Of

February 20, 2014

Those staunch defenders of the rights of the minority, the—Idaho Legislature? Wait, what’s wrong with this phrase?

The bill to force colleges and universities to allow students to carry guns on campus is once again under consideration. It passed the Idaho Senate and is now moving to the House, where it is expected to pass.

Very few non-legislators want this bill to be passed. Campus leaders and law-enforcement officials agree that it is a foolhardy proposition, and unlikely to make anyone safer. A BSU professor who was actually at Virginia Tech at the time of the mass shooting also says that there are much better ways to make a campus safer, and he detailed them.

So whose interests are the legislators defending? Not the majority’s, for sure.

Can we now hope that these minority-defending legislators will finally pass a gay-rights bill?

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