By Jenn Jacques
Hundreds of Idahoans rallied at the statehouse in Boise on Saturday to show their support for a proposed constitutional carry bill.
Representatives Heather Scott and Ronald Nate, both Republicans, co-sponsored House Bill 422 in January. If passed, Idaho would become the 9th state to end permit requirements for citizens to carry concealed weapons.
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance has been calling on voters to advocate for an open hearing on House Bill 422, saying the bill is the “closest version of Permitless Carry that has been proposed.”
The state has been on the verge of constitutional carry for over a year now. Last year, after several rallies in support of House Bill 89, the bill failed in the final stretch. This year, based on the level of support from voters to those in office, things are looking good.
Idaho House Speaker Bedke says, “There’s a strong majority of Idahoans and legislators who believe that citizens have a right to protect themselves. In the wake of these mass shootings, I think that gets elevated.”
Bonner County Sheriff, Daryl Wheeler links the state’s bill with the Constitution, observing, “The Constitutional Carry Bill would align Idaho Law with the true meaning of the Second …Read the Rest
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