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University Of Idaho Student Sues School Over Gun Policy

MOSCOW, Idaho, - A student at the University of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against the school over it's gun policy.

Second year law student Aaron Tribble says the school is violating his constitutional right by not allowing him to keep his firearms inside his on-campus residence.

Administrative procedures inside the University of Idaho Student Handbook states: Firearms are prohibited on university property except in the following situations: For persons residing in University of Idaho-operated housing, including Residence Halls and Apartments, firearm storage is available at the Police Campus Substation.

"I can't protect my house with it locked up in a substation," said Aaron Tribble, law student suing the school.

Tribble lives with his wife and two kids in graduate housing on campus. He contends the university's policy as a public institution violates his second amendment right.

"I just couldn't find any statutory basis for it in Idaho, in the Idaho constitution, or in this case I'm complaining about the federal violations," said Tribble.

Tribble says school leaders shouldn't have the ability to make such a policy.

"Since these people were essentially unelected, unaccountable to the people of Idaho, I think I really wanted to take it upon myself to get this issue in front of an actual accountable elected Idaho official, and in this state that would be the judge," said Tribble.

The University of Idaho confirms they have received a copy of the lawsuit, but says they are unable to comment on either the lawsuit or the policy that's in place because the case is still pending.

A hearing has been scheduled for this case on July 20th.

KHQ's Mike Perry contributed to this story

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