Local news reports
On Sept. 2 at Idaho State in Pocatello, a few weeks after a
new guns-on-campus law took effect, chemistry professor Byron Bennett
was lecturing a classroom containing 20 students when a gun somehow fell
out of his pocket and fired.
No student was hit, but Bennett himself—a former University of
Nevada, Las Vegas instructor—was shot in the foot. He had weapons
permits from both Idaho and Utah and had apparently taken instruction in
gun use because the Idaho law requires it.
It was the kind of incident college administrators fear will happen
under guns-on-campus laws, and the kind that insurance companies also
Nevada legislators who are now considering enacting a law allowing
guns to be carried on campus by people over 21 have given very little
attention to the insurance issue, and the measures they are processing
do not contain language providing funding if insurance costs rise
following the approval of any legislation.