New Idaho Law Allows Concealed Carry Without Permit
The bill aimed at eliminating concealed carry permits in city limits has been signed into Idaho law by Governor Butch Otter and will go into effect on July 1.
It's already acceptable in certain counties and state lawmakers pushed for it to be consistent throughout the state of Idaho. The law now allows Idahoans over the age of 21 to conceal-carry without a permit while in city limits.
They are still not permitted in sensitive places like a court house, juvenile detention center, or federal buildings. If you wish to travel out of state, however, you will still need to get a permit.
One of the main concerns heard many times on the bill since it was proposed, is that with eliminating the permit, this also means eliminating the required training that gun owners would go through to obtain a permit.
On the other side, some say that with this new law more people will look to get training as was seen when Arizona passed the same law.
Governor Otter signed the bill on Friday, acknowledging himself as a gun owner and encouraging gun safety.
"I'm a gun owner, a hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
While S 1389 is consistent with the U.S. Constitution, Idaho values and our commitment to upholding our constitutional protections from governor overreach, I am concerned about its lack of any provision for education and training of the individuals who choose to exercise the right to concealed carry.
In the absence of such a provision, I encourage anyone considering concealed carry to take advantage of gun safety training opportunities available from many reputable sources throughout Idaho." - Governor Otter
Do you think that gun owners should be required to take classes even with the new permit-less carry law?