Skip to comments.Idaho lawmakers donít need concealed weapon permits
Posted on 01/24/2013 6:58:47 AM PST by marktwain
BOISE With Idaho state lawmakers fired up to protect gun rights, more attention is being focused on an Idaho law thats been on the books since 1990 permitting any elected official in the state, including legislators, to carry a hidden firearm without a concealed weapons permit.
A 2011 survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures showed no other state with such an exemption; most states exempt only peace officers, retired peace officers, military members, and in some cases, judges and prosecutors.
Earlier this week, a three-hour evening training class offered in the state Capitol on carrying a concealed weapon drew more than two dozen lawmakers and their spouses. I learned quite a bit, said Sen. Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello, and Ive had guns all my life.
Idaho law allows sheriffs to require those applying for concealed weapons permits to go through a training course, ranging from a hunter education class to a firearms safety class, and most sheriffs require those, according to the Idaho Sheriffs Association. It also requires fingerprints and a criminal background check. But none of that applies for elected officials.
We in Alaska can carry concealed or open, without any type of permit, anywhere except bars. that is for all citizens too, not just elected officials.
Laws for thee but not for me...
All gun laws run contrary to the 2nd.
That is how it should be in all states.