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Idaho lawmakers donít need concealed weapon permits
spokesman.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | Betsy Z. Russell

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 that’s 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 I’ve 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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; guncontrol; id; secondamendment
I recall the Chicago Aldermen are allowed to carry concealed weapons.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 6:59:02 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

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.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 7:01:47 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: marktwain

Laws for thee but not for me...

All gun laws run contrary to the 2nd.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 7:23:05 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SENTINEL

That is how it should be in all states.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 7:47:19 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: marktwain
what's so special about Idaho anyway, why are they different when it comes to this?
5 posted on 01/24/2013 8:11:33 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: marktwain
If Roy Lacey had any interest in extra training, there is a notice on the corkboard at Doc's Gun Barn for the Utah CCW training classes. Ditto for Sam's Gun Shop and the indoor range on Main St. Big D's Gun and Pawn as well. Leave it to a Democrat to make a public profession of his ignorance and negligence.
6 posted on 01/24/2013 9:34:13 AM PST by Myrddin
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