The sightings have been mostly on or near Red Hill, an area I don't frequent, so I haven't paid particularly close attention, but yesterday the Idaho State Journal quoted an ISU student in their "Campus Word" section that caught my attention:
The Journal asked: How do you feel about cougars coming on campus?
"I really wished they had concealed carry on campus. As long as it's sitting there, I can aim."
--Jordan Keough, Junior
Oh boy. What do you say to that? Who knew it took the cougars coming back to bring the concealed carry argument back up! Maybe I should have been a little more concerned with the open carry people visiting the Boise zoo if this is the thought process...
*An update via ISU student memos:
Following reported sightings of mountain lions on campus, ISU Public Safety has been working closely with the Idaho Fish and Game to locate and capture any of the animals for relocation.
Sightings have yet to be confirmed. Fish and Game officials have employed scent-tracking dogs and live traps, but have yet to discover evidence of the animals' presence.
Campus officials will continue working with Fish and Game in a vigilant manner. Any confirmations or other pertinent information to reported sightings will be shared with the public through timely warning systems and other means as necessary.
(5:04 p.m. MST)
Obviously the update is cougar related, not conceal-carry related.