Idaho Legislators Limit Access to Capitol after Man Goes Through Desks
BOISE, Idaho (KTVB)- After what legislative leadership calls a disturbing event, visitors to the Capitol building will no longer be able to go on the house and senate floors in the evenings or on weekends. Senate and house leaders, who set the new rules, say they don’t want things to be this way, but say this particular incident involving a man with a gun attaching himself to a tour group and rifling through their desks crossed too many lines.
KTVB reports last week security cameras caught a man going through legislators’ desks in the statehouse. Officials say the man apparently tagged along with a Boy Scout troop. The tour guide thought he was one of the parents. The man was wearing a side arm, which is legal in the state. The man’s actions have made some law makers uneasy which prompted them to take the precautions. Via ktvb.com.