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Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

 

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- According to magicvalley.com, Idaho colleges are actively searching for strategies to ignore and/or undermine the second amendment and the new law supporting it passed by the Idaho legislature.  From magicvalley.com:

 TWIN FALLS, Idaho • A day after the governor signed a bill allowing concealed guns on campus, school administrators are staging a rebellion.

One significant strategy seems to be to simply ignore the law:

SB 1254 takes effect July 1. The language of the law does not include any triggers, sanctions or punishments if a college or university refuses to allow guns on campus. The only recourse would be for a student to take the school to court if he or she had a conceal carry permit and was denied the right to have a gun on campus.

This is a similar situation to that found in Florida, where local governments were found to be ignoring the state preemption law forbidding them to create a patchwork of local laws infringing on second amendment rights.  Eventually the legislature put teeth into the law, allowing for punishments and recovery of costs for lawsuits to force the local entities into compliance with state law and the constitution.

Jeff Fox, President of the College of Southern Idaho, is said to claim that “enforcement” would be expensive:

Fox said enforcing the guns on campus could cost CSI $100,000 to $150,000.

It is hard to see where such expense would come from, as the schools are not required to do anything by the new law, only to not harass people who are legally carrying concealed weapons on campus.   The fact that the weapons will be concealed, and that the number of legal carriers is relatively small, would indicate that costs would approach zero.

Ohio is undergoing a similar problem with scofflaw governments that refuse to respect the right to keep and bear arms.

Florida Carry recently won a lawsuit with Eastern Florida State College over the Colleges refusal to follow the law.

If the Idaho schools poke the bear hard enough, they may find that they do not like the result.   The second amendment is widely supported in the Idaho population and the Idaho legislature.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 2 User comments to “Scofflaw Colleges in Idaho”

    1. The entire education system in this country , like the mass media , has been morphed into nothing more than a national propaganda and indoctrination corporation bought and paid for by the likes of George Soros and other American hateing communist b–t–ds . They will stop at NOTHING to end ALL freedom worldwide , with the United States Constitution and its attending Bill of Rights being their most contentious conspiracy blockade .

    2. “One strategy seems to be to simply ignore the law”. Those school officials couldn’t possibly be following the example set by the current Federal regime? Elections have consequences.

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