University preparing for guns on campus

University preparing for guns on campus

[Ed. – What preparation is needed?]

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – The University of Idaho is taking steps to comply with a new state law that allows people with an enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring a concealed weapon on campus.

The law takes effect on July 1.

New University of Idaho president Chuck Staben sent a letter to the school community Thursday. It announced the formation of a task force to recommend policy changes the school should make to ensure campus safety while adhering to state law.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the university currently does not allow guns on campus and that policy will remain in effect until July 1.

“In order to fully understand the implications of and implementation of this new law, I will name a task force made up of faculty, staff, students and law enforcement representatives who will assess the law, consult experts and propose a comprehensive university policy regarding possession of weapons on university property,” Staben wrote in the letter.

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