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Idaho Legislators deal with ‘panic’ over gun laws
Idaho Statesman ^ | Jan 18,2013 | Dan Popkey

Posted on 01/18/2013 9:26:09 AM PST by MatthewQuigley

Legislators deal with ‘panic’ over gun laws

Idaho lawmakers are getting an earful from constituents, and leadership is working to consolidate proposals.

BY DAN POPKEY dpopkey@idahostatesman.com   © 2013 Idaho Statesman

In one of the most Second Amendment-friendly legislatures in America, the pressure to respond to the Connecticut school massacre and President Barack Obama’s gun control ideas has prompted a flurry of behind-the-scenes action.

Compounding the interest is the largest freshman class in Idaho history — a group eager to address constituent concerns.

To manage the flow of legislation, House Speaker Scott Bedke has informally assigned a point person, Republican Rep. Judy Boyle of Midvale, a former volunteer lobbyist for the NRA who helped pass Idaho’s conceal-carry law in 1990.

“I don’t want a bunch of redundant bills,” Bedke said Thursday. “I want the common themes consolidated into individual bills. Put the ideas in the arena, let’s do the research and let’s have the debate.”

See rest of story here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/e-edition/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; idaho; legislature

1 posted on 01/18/2013 9:26:18 AM PST by MatthewQuigley
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To: MatthewQuigley
the pressure to respond to the Connecticut school massacre

The only appropriate response would be to send condolences

2 posted on 01/18/2013 9:29:02 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51
"The only appropriate response would be to send condolences"

Another response would be to arm teachers and other staff, provide training, and end gun free victim zones. Another would be to prohibit the enforcement of Federal firearms laws within the state.

3 posted on 01/18/2013 9:32:39 AM PST by Truth29
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To: MatthewQuigley

[[In one of the most Second Amendment-friendly legislatures in America]]

Really? so anyone can just walk into a gun shop, immediately buy a gun, walk out and conceal it without ANY problems whatsoever? Or they can walk into a gun shop and buy an ‘assault rifle’ without any restrictions?

We no logner live i na ‘secodn amendment friendly nation’- the left has made sure of that- Idaho may be ‘the most’ gun friendly state, but the archane laws it MUST still abide by are still Unfriendly compared to what it was when we the peopel were actually a free people for the most part- goen are the days of orderign a pistol through the sears and roebuck catalogue without anyoen else stickign hteir noses into YOU busienss and your purchases-


4 posted on 01/18/2013 9:39:44 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: paul51
The only appropriate response would be to send condolences

I completely agree.

5 posted on 01/18/2013 9:44:06 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: paul51
The only appropriate response would be to send condolences

Since when do politicians do anything appropriate/

6 posted on 01/18/2013 9:52:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: MatthewQuigley

You can continue to give lawmakers an earful by mashing here:

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7 posted on 01/18/2013 9:52:20 AM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: paul51
The only appropriate response would be to send condolences

"the pressure to respond to the Connecticut school massacre and President Barack Obama’s gun control ideas..."

Convenient of you to leave that last bit out.

8 posted on 01/18/2013 9:58:22 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: MatthewQuigley
The Second Amendment makes any and all gun laws unconstitutional.
9 posted on 01/18/2013 10:05:09 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: CottShop
Really? so anyone can just walk into a gun shop, immediately buy a gun, walk out and conceal it without ANY problems whatsoever? Or they can walk into a gun shop and buy an ‘assault rifle’ without any restrictions?

If you have a CC permit, yes. The NICS check is waived for CC holders in Idaho. We also aren't hung up on black guns here. Seems like everyone I know has at least one AR-15, and they have the bells and whistles (including suppressors).

You can't get a real assault rifle (selective fire) that way, as those are NFA items.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 10:06:10 AM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Disambiguator

[[If you have a CC permit, yes]]

My pointwas thast 100 years ago you didn’t even need a CC permit- and you still have to go through backgroudn checks and mandatory wait periods? years ago we just walked into a store, foudn a gun we liked, bought it and walked otu with it- the point I was tryign to make, was that yes, your state is the ‘most’; friendly state, but it’s still not nearly as free a state as it used to be years ago-

how long does it take to get your CC permit there? I know in places liek NY it can be a year or more and be such a vigourous tryign procedure that many peopel just give up trying


11 posted on 01/18/2013 10:18:16 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Sirius Lee

the same response would be appropriate if it’s so important to you


12 posted on 01/18/2013 10:21:31 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Art in Idaho

[[The Second Amendment makes any and all gun laws unconstitutional.]]

I tbhought that too until I heard last night for hte first itme that there is an amendment that gives government the right to ‘regualte’ guns through gun regulations and laws- HOWEVER, it’s still up to the peopel whether they will ALLOW their governors and fed gov to regulate them- IF the people do NOT want strict gun laws- they have the right to refuse to comply with thsoe regualtions and to remove the regulators out from office and put peopel they woudl have in so that the previosu restrictions may be undone

Legislators NEED to get the message that We the people WILL hold them accoutnable because they serve US, we DO NOT serve them! Btu it can noyl work IF enough peopel are brave enough to stand up and resist in non violent but effective ways-


13 posted on 01/18/2013 10:22:48 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop
. . there is an amendment that gives government the right to ‘regulate’ guns through gun regulations and laws.

New to me. Please clarify. Thanks.

14 posted on 01/18/2013 10:30:25 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: CottShop

It takes a few weeks to get CC permit in Idaho. It’s a “shall-issue” state, and a LOT of residents carry.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:46:21 AM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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popcorn self-ping


16 posted on 01/18/2013 10:47:56 AM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: paul51
the same response would be appropriate if it’s so important to you

"...President Barack Obama’s gun control ideas..."

The only appropriate response would be to send condolences

It's important to know who the surrender monkeys and government snitches are, yes.

17 posted on 01/18/2013 10:49:10 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: MatthewQuigley
I've spent enough time in Idaho to tell you criminals are not welcome there, nor are leftist extremist infringements of the Second Amendment.

If I were younger and wealthier, Idaho would be high on the list of places to relocate to before the United States crashes and burns.

18 posted on 01/18/2013 11:16:29 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Disambiguator
You can't get a real assault rifle (selective fire) that way, as those are NFA items.

Not true. You can purchase pre-1986 firearms. We have a class III FFL in Pocatello. You just have to fill out the paperwork, get the sheriff to signoff, pay your $200 tax and pony up half your life savings. They are available, but prices are very high. I could buy one, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm 900 miles from home (in San Diego) and haven't had time to enjoy a trip to the range since Summer 2008. Why put money into something you don't have opportunity to enjoy?

19 posted on 01/18/2013 12:09:00 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
Not true. You can purchase pre-1986 firearms. We have a class III FFL in Pocatello. You just have to fill out the paperwork, get the sheriff to signoff, pay your $200 tax and pony up half your life savings. They are available, but prices are very high. I could buy one, but it doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm 900 miles from home (in San Diego) and haven't had time to enjoy a trip to the range since Summer 2008. Why put money into something you don't have opportunity to enjoy?

I simply meant you can't walk into a store and walk out with one the same day. I should have been more clear on that.

20 posted on 01/18/2013 3:39:03 PM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: MatthewQuigley
As an Idahoan, I can say Judy Boyle is absolutely the right person to have leading the charge in the House. There is no one more committed to the RKBA in the legislature than Rep. Boyle. Marv Hagedorn is a good one on the Senate side. I'm expecting good things from this session.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

21 posted on 01/18/2013 7:07:48 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: Standing Wolf
Hell, come on out, anyway! Our cost of living is very low, so you don't have to be wealthy to retire here. Fairly low taxes, fairly competent state government, and you can't throw a rock without hitting a great spot to shoot, hunt or fish. Might want to change you screen name, though...wolf hunting is legal and popular here.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 01/18/2013 7:15:21 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: MatthewQuigley

To comply with Obama’s gun policy Smith & Wesson is coming out with a new pistol. It is called “The Union Worker”. It won’t work and you can’t fire it.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 7:27:08 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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