Idaho bill would allow permit holders to carry concealed handguns in school

A new bill introduced in the Idaho legislature Tuesday would allow people with an enhanced gun permit to carry a handgun in public schools without first telling administrators.

State Rep. Chad Christensen (R) told the Idaho State Journal he introduced the bill because he doesn’t want schools “to be a soft target.”

The bill would give a person who acquires an enhanced concealed carry permit the ability to carry a handgun in a public school and prohibit schools from retaliating against a teacher or employee for carrying a concealed gun. It would also protect schools from any civil liability in such cases.