Idaho Becomes 9th Constitutional Carry State

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Idaho Becomes 9th Constitutional Carry State SB 1389 states: “The legislature hereby finds that the people of Idaho have reserved for themselves the right to keep and bear arms while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed. The provisions of this chapter regulating the carrying of weapons must be strictly construed so as to give maximum scope to the rights retained by the people.” The most pertinent part of the new legislation — Section 1, Subsection 4(f) — provides that a person is entitled to carry a concealed weapon without a permit if the individual: a) is over 21 years of age; b) is an Idaho resident; and c) is not covered by a number of restrictions specifically spelled out relative to criminal history and mental status. The new Idaho legislation also provides that persons between the ages of 18 and 21 may apply for a concealed weapon license, and the sheriff of the county in which that individual resides “shall issue” the license, if the person meets the other requirements of the law. Unlike some state concealed carry weapon (CCW) laws, SB 1389 does not restrict “deadly weapons” to firearms. It also allows concealed carry of “any dirk, dirk knife, bowie knife, dagger or firearm,” as well as “any other weapon, device, instrument, material or substance that is designed and manufactured to be readily capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.” The other eight states that recognize “permitless,” “constitutional,” or “unrestricted” carry of concealed weapons are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. March has proven to be a banner month for constitutional carry advocates, with the West Virginia legislature passing a bill similar to Idaho’s earlier in the month, and then decisively overriding Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the legislation. Legislative efforts to pass constitutional carry laws are underway in nearly two dozen additional states. SUBSCRIBE: -- LETS CONNECT! -- Guns & Gadgets: -- -- -- -- -- --
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