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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House is expected to vote Thursday afternoon whether to support or kill a bill that would allow students, professors, and visitors to Idaho's college campuses carry guns.

The bill has been the subject of heated debate, with heads of all eight public colleges saying it will disrupt learning environments and could put people at risk.

Supporters of the bill — including the Idaho Sheriffs' Association — say it will uphold Second Amendment rights and allow people on campuses to protect themselves.

House representatives voted to pass a similar bill in 2011, but that legislation died in the Senate.

This year, the Senate has already approved the new version 25-10.

If it passes the House, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will decide whether to sign it into law.

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