Posted February 24, 2016 5:00 pm by Comments

By Dean Weingarten

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A large crowd of 700 people demonstrated for Constitutional carry at the Idaho Capitol on February 20th. Constitutional carry has been introduced for this session of the Idaho legislature. The current version of the bills are HO422 and HO423. Statement of purpose of HO422 . . .

This legislation would make Idaho a permitless carry state. Currently, permitless carry applies to all areas outside of city limits. This legislation specifies who may carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The bill also adds an age restriction for permitless carry to those 21 years or older. The concealed carry permitting statutes will remain unchanged for reciprocity reasons.

FISCAL NOTE

No impact to the General Fund.

It is important that there is no impact to the General Fund. In many states, bills that have significant monetary impact require several more steps to pass.

In 2015, it looked as though a similar bill would pass. Intramural infighting among the Republican party doomed the bill. This year, things seem better.

HO422 has been sent to the House Ways and Means committee. This committee is a very powerful committee in most legislatures. The committee Chair is Christy Perry, from the 11th District. Greg …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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