University of Idaho Reacts to Judge’s Favorable Decision in Firearms Lawsuit

Thursday, December 8 2011

MOSCOW, Idaho – Today Latah District Court Judge John Stegner ruled in favor of the University of Idaho in a lawsuit brought by a student over firearms on campus.

At issue was the student’s claim that he could have firearms in his university-provided housing unit. University policies do not allow firearms on campus.

In response to Stegner’s ruling, the university issued the following statement:

“The University of Idaho is pleased with Judge Stegner’s ruling in this case; it affirms our position that the university does have the legal authority to regulate firearms on campus, including in university-owned student residences. Our firearms policy has been part of the faculty/staff and student handbooks since the mid-1970s. Members of law enforcement and supervised use in a shooting range are the only exceptions to the policy, which disallows loaded weapons, including conceal-carry, on campus.”
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