The Senate is poised to vote on a bill to allow students, faculty and others to tote guns on college campuses.
Sponsor Sen. Curt McKenzie said Monday it's wrong to strip students and faculty of their Second Amendment rights.
But Sen. Michelle Stennett, who opposes the bill, said it will burden schools with additional security costs and could dangerously escalate arguments.
A similar bill failed in 2011, but McKenzie said he's addressed concerns about lack of training — and the mixing of guns with alcohol — that sank that version.
Retired law enforcement officers and those with Idaho's so-called "enhanced concealed carry permit" that requires training would be allowed to pack.
Heads of Idaho's eight public universities and colleges all spoke out against the bill.
A vote is expected Monday.