Second Idaho Constitutional Carry Draft Bill Released
Boise, Idaho – January 21, 2016 – Idaho State Representatives Heather Scott (R-1) and Ronald Nate (R-34) released a second bill on permit-less carry for the public to view today. This bill is clearly different from their first bill and includes agreed upon language with the Idaho Sheriff’s Association and others. This bill is more complicated than their earlier bill but would make Idaho the 8th state to be considered “constitutional carry.”
Rep. Nate stated, “We have released two different bills to make every option available for legislators.”
The bill does not change restrictions on who may buy or possess a firearm. It does not alter concealed carry permitting processes or requirements. Idahoans will still be able to apply for concealed carry permits, allowing them to legally conceal carry in other states with reciprocity.
Recent Presidential executive orders restricting gun rights have prompted many citizens to voice their concerns to legislators across Idaho. They want Idaho to be strong in protecting their Second Amendment rights. This Permit-less Carry Bill is another opportunity for Idaho’s legislature to demonstrate its respect for individual freedom and for the Second Amendment.
Time will tell what bill, if either, will make it through the committee system. Like the other bill, this one will need to pass through a hearing before it can proceed for a vote by the entire House body.
We applaud our state representatives in their attempts to guard Idaohans from federal intrusion.
For more information on this bill, contact:
Rep. Ronald Nate – District 34
2139 Ferris Lane
Rexburg, ID 83440
Rep. Heather Scott – District 1
Blanchard, ID 83804