Idaho Lawmakers Introduce Rewritten Gun Law Bill
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are once again seeking to remove a special exemption that allows elected officials to carry concealed guns without a permit. The House State Affairs Committee voted Monday to introduce the bill, which would rewrite most of the state's concealed weapon laws and clarify confusing sections for law enforcement and citizens. Last year, a similar bill passed the House 62-7, but failed to pass a Senate panel. The bill would also address where Idahoans can carry weapons without a permit outside city limits.
Currently, it's allowed only while fishing, hunting or participating in another outdoor activity. The measure was introduced after top House and Senate Republicans announced last week that that the so-called "constitutional carry" bill is dead.