Guns on Campus: Bills Advance, New Website

March 17, 2011

The Idaho House of Representatives voted Wednesday to allow guns -- concealed or visible -- on public college and university campuses, Reuters reported. The measure now heads for the Senate. Critics said that campuses would become less safe if more people had guns there. Legislation to loosen gun regulations on public campuses in Texas passed out of a House of Representatives committee there on Wednesday, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

A new website -- Armed Campuses -- has been created by groups opposed to guns on campus. The site lists colleges that permit guns, so that prospective students and their families have information about those institutions.

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