“Your Castle” Tour Dates Set!!!

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance has set tour dates for the “Your Castle” tour to help promote an upgraded Castle Doctrine in Idaho.

The ISAA will come to the following 5 cities over the next few months:

Mt. Home: July 22nd, 2016 at Legacy Park. Start time is 6:00 p.m. Facebook Event Link

Lewiston: September 23rd, 2016 at Locomotive Park. Start time is 6:00 p.m. Facebook Event Link

Bonners Ferry: September 24th, 2016 at a location TBD. Start time is 4:00 p.m. Facebook Event Link

Idaho Falls: October 7th, 2016 at a location TBD. Start time is 6:00 p.m. Facebook Event Link

Pocatello: October 8th, 2016 at a location TBD. Start time is 6:00 p.m. Facebook Event Link

Make sure to click on the Facebook Event links for details as they are subject to change.

We are working on some great speakers for the events including Rep. Heather Scott, Rep. Matt Shea, Karey Hanks, Christy Zito, Neal Larson (590 KID), ISAA Attorney Alexandria Kincaid, and ISAA President Greg Pruett.

Speakers for each event can be found on the Facebook event links.

ISAA is the only Idaho grassroots group that will not compromise with your 2nd Amendment rights. We fought for 4 years to get Permitless Carry and are excited to work on our next big project, an upgraded Castle Doctrine. Please join us at one of the rallies across the great State of Idaho and help us push an upgraded Castle Doctrine in 2017!

In 2016 the ISAA held the biggest gun rights rally ever at the Idaho Capitol with over 1,000 in attendance!

In 2016 the ISAA held the biggest gun rights rally ever at the Idaho Capitol with over 1,000 in attendance!

ISAA Helps 2 Counties Update Firearm’s Ordinances!

For several years now the ISAA has been working on a “Preemption Project” to bring all city and county codes into compliance with Idaho law and to help remove any signs which are in violation as well.

In total, 45 changes have been made in 42 cities/counties!

2 of those changes just occurred recently in Washington County and Cassia County.

Each of these counties had ordinances that said you could not fire your firearm in the county. Exceptions were made for officers acting in the line of duty but not for those who were acting in self-defense.

We are excited for these changes and glad to work with these counties in helping them get on the same page as Idaho law requires. Nearly all counties/cities that ISAA has worked with have been very helpful and cooperative.

There are a few towns left that the ISAA has reached out to whom we are still working with and you can find that on our Preemption Project page.

There are also a few towns such as Ketchum, Filer, Buhl, and Soda Springs where they are refusing to make changes to their ordinances. The ISAA is looking at extra measures to see if we can encourage them to do so.

Please stay tuned for details on new opportunities to help the ISAA with this important project.

Rally to Celebrate Permitless Carry in Idaho on July 1st!

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is holding a rally on July 1st, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the first day of Permitless Carry in Idaho.

July 1st is the first day the new law will take effect. At that time law abiding Idaho citizens who are 21 years and older can lawfully carry their firearm concealed without a permit except in certain places as specified by law.

We will be meeting at the Idaho Capitol Building in the grass across the street from the Capitol.

ISAA Executive Director, Greg Pruett, will be the keynote speaker. We are also anticipating hearing from our attorney, Alexandria Kincaid, who will discuss the new law as well as the ISAA future goal of passing an upgraded Castle Doctrine. We are hoping for one more additional guest speaker who we are currently speaking to.

Please invite your family and friends to be there and celebrate this much needed victory in the State of Idaho!

Here is the Facebook link to invite your friends from Facebook.

July 1st is a Friday and a great day to kick off your July 4th celebration weekend.

3 Anti-2nd Amendment Candidates Lose in Idaho Primary Races

3 of the 4 known anti-2nd Amendment candidates who were running in the Republican Primaries yesterday (May 17th) lost their election battles. Only one candidate managed to make it through. These are the 4 races the ISAA worked in to educate voters on where these candidates stood on the 2nd Amendment.

Early in the evening Rep. Maxine Bell (R-25) won her re-election bid by defeating challenger Reggy Sternes. Rep. Bell has voted against Campus Carry, Permitless Carry, and returned the ISAA survey with more anti-2nd Amendment answers. She will continue to represent the Jerome, Filer, Buhl, Kimberly, and parts of Twin Falls area for 2 more years. Mr. Sternes had answered our survey with 100% pro-2nd Amendment answers.

Several hours later Rep. Rich Wills (R-23) lost his re-election bid to challenger Christy Zito. Rep. Wills was one of 4 Republicans to vote against Constitutional Carry in the 2016 session. He trailed the entire evening to Ms. Zito and eventually lost. Ms. Zito has answered the ISAA survey with 100% pro-2nd Amendment answers while Rep. Wills failed to return his survey.

Several hours later Rep. Paul Romrell (R-35) lost his re-election bid in a very tight race with challenger Karey Hanks. The two traded leads back and forth all evening before Mrs. Hanks finally took the lead for good and eventually the seat. Mrs. Hanks answered the ISAA survey with 100% pro-2nd Amendment answers while Rep. Romrell indicated in his survey he would consider banning semi-auto firearms and high capacity magazines.

In the final race that the ISAA educated voters in, Carl Berglund and Bill Goesling were both vying for a chance to take on Paulette Jordan (D-5) in the general election in November. Mr. Goesling as a State Board of Education member voted against Campus Carry and tried to sway the legislators to do the same. Mr. Berglund answered the ISAA survey with 100% pro-2nd Amendment answers while Mr. Goesling failed to return his survey. Mr. Berglund won the race with will face a tough battle in November.

Overall it appears that Idaho voters across the state rejected candidates who have voted against gun rights or have made statements or taken stances against gun rights.

Thanks to all of you who helped during the election season and for all those who went and voted. In one race a mere 28 votes made all the difference. It doesn’t take much in a primary to sway an election. Your vote really does matter in these local and state elections.

Reggy Sternes to Challenge Rep. Maxine Bell (R-25)

Reggy Sternes is challenging Rep. Maxine Bell in District 25 in the Republican Primary for Seat A on May 17th.

To be sure you remember, Rep. Maxine Bell is one of 4 Republicans to vote against Permitless/Constitutional Carry (SB 1389) during the 2016 Idaho legislative session.

Instead of voting to protect gun rights, she has chosen to vote against them by siding with Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action.

Rep. Bell joined the gun control crowd in 2016 in voting against gun rights.

Rep. Bell joined the gun control crowd in 2016 in voting against gun rights.

She is in her 14th term and is up for re-election this year.

Her opponent is Reggy Sternes.

As with all candidates who wish to give us a 2nd Amendment stance/statement, we are providing Mr. Sternes stance here:

“I am an ardent supporter of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I believe this right is an inalienable, individual right; and, though specified as a protected right within the Constitution, I believe it only codified a natural right which already existed.

I believe it is the right of all men and women to protect themselves or their families from harm.

I believe that peaceful methods should be exhausted before taking up arms to defend our liberty from others or the tyrannical will of government.

I believe this right is not limited to self-protection, but also covers its use for sport, hunting, collecting or other uses.

I do not support laws that would tax gun or ammunition purchases or ownership differently than other general purchase items.

I support Senate Bill 1389 (2016), otherwise known as Constitutional Carry Bill or Permit-Less Concealed Carry Bill.”

You can learn more about Reggy Sternes here

This is not an endorsement of Mr. Sternes as the ISAA does not endorse candidates. We seek to educate voters on who is voting against your rights and where all candidates stand on 2nd Amendment issues so you can make an educated vote.

Rep. Rich Wills (Glenns Ferry, Mt. Home, Homedale) Votes Against Gun Rights!!!

Rep. Richard Wills, a Republican from District 23 (Glenns Ferry, Mt. Home, Homedale, Marsing, Hammett, King Hill, and Atlanta) has VOTED AGAINST a gun rights bill in the 2016 Idaho Legislative Session!

Rep. Rich Wills is in his 7th term in office and is facing a primary challenge on May 17th, 2016 in the Statewide Primary election.

Gun Owners across the State of Idaho have overwhelmingly supported Constitutional Carry and the Idaho legislature took up the measure this year in the form of Senate Bill 1389.

Constitutional Carry simply means that a law abiding citizen who is legally able to own and purchase a firearm can also carry that firearm concealed without getting the government’s permission to defend their own life.

Constitutional Carry is already legal outside of city limits and has been for nearly 100 years. Senate Bill 1389 simply allows Idaho residents to enjoy Constitutional Carry inside city limits as they have been able to do outside city limits.

Rep. Wills recently told the Idaho Reporter his EXCUSE for voting against your gun rights when he said, “I also am concerned about people now using a gun on [sic] any dispute, just because they have a disagreement with another,” Wills wrote. “There has been a cultural change in society today and there is very little concern about human life, compared to the past.”

Wills also expressed concern the bill would make stopping mass shootings more difficult for police officers and could lead to accidental killings.

“I hope we have not opened the door to people coming to the rescue, now that they are armed and the officer who arrives, not knowing the bad guy from the good guy,” Wills explained.

Fear mongering and phony excuses usually come from anti-2nd Amendment advocates. Is Rep. Wills simply re-stating what Michael Bloomberg has been pushing in Idaho?

It has been well noted that in recent days Bloomberg has been dropping radio ads, newspaper ads, and robocalling people in an attempt to kill SB 1389, Constitutional Carry in Idaho.

Does Rep. Wills agree with Michael Bloomberg? On this gun rights issue, Rep. Wills seems to have sided with Michael Bloomberg.

Rep. Rich Wills (R-25) is from Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He can be contacted at 208-484-0403

Rep. Rich Wills (R-25) is from Glenns Ferry, Idaho.
He can be contacted at 208-484-0403

Rep. Maxine Bell (R-Jerome, Filer, Buhl, Kimberly) Votes Against Gun Rights!

Rep. Maxine Bell, a Republican from District 25 (Jerome, Filer, Buhl, Kimberly, Castleford, Hansen and Parts of Twin Falls) has VOTED AGAINST a gun rights bill in the 2016 Idaho Legislative Session!

Rep. Maxine Bell is in her 14th term in office and is facing a primary challenge on May 17th, 2016 in the Statewide Primary election.

Gun Owners across the State of Idaho have overwhelmingly supported Constitutional Carry and the Idaho legislature took up the measure this year in the form of Senate Bill 1389.

Constitutional Carry simply means that a law abiding citizen who is legally able to own and purchase a firearm can also carry that firearm concealed without getting the government’s permission to defend their own life.

Constitutional Carry is already legal outside of city limits and has been for nearly 100 years. Senate Bill 1389 simply allows Idaho residents to enjoy Constitutional Carry inside city limits as they have been able to do outside city limits.

Rep. Bell recently told the Idaho Reporter, ““Concern about the loss of some safety gun training and my mail ran in that direction by three to one.”

Gun owners from Rep. Bell’s district are already telling the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance that they are sick and tired of law makers voting against gun rights and that they are frustrated with her decision to vote against Constitutional Carry.

Rep. Maxine Bell (R-25) is from Jerome, ID. She can be contacted at 208-324-4296

Rep. Maxine Bell (R-25) is from Jerome, ID.
She can be contacted at 208-324-4296

Will Governor Otter Sign Constitutional Carry?

The Senate has passed Senate Bill 1389 and as of 10:30 a.m. this morning (3/21/2016) the Governor’s office has not yet received the bill. It often takes several days to be transmitted to him.

The question on everyone’s mind is, what will the Governor do?

Will he sign it or will he veto it?

No one really knows and the Governor has made no indication since it’s passage on whether or not he will sign the bill into law or not. Previously the Governor had mentioned to ISAA Executive Director Greg Pruett on the Kevin Miller Show that he supported the concept of Constitutional Carry.

However, earlier this year the Governor seemed to waver on his previous position.

One thing is for certain, Idaho citizens by the thousands of signed petitions, sent emails, and called the Governor to tell him that they want him to sign the bill.

The time is now for Idaho to join the ranks of other states who are expanding and restoring gun rights in a big way.

Call and email the Governor RIGHT NOW and tell him you want him to sign SB 1389!

His email: governor@gov.idaho.gov

His phone: 208-334-2100

SB 1389 (Constitutional Cary) is Almost Law!

On March 17th, 2016 the House State Affairs Committee passed SB 1389 (Constitutional Carry) on a party line vote, 13-4.

Just a few days ago the full Senate passed SB 1389 on a 27-8 vote!

The bill now heads to the full House for consideration. If it passes there it will head to Governor Butch Otter for his signature. But we need to make sure we let him know we want it signed, assuming the House passes it as well.

That means we are just two more steps away from bringing to pass a dream of many Idaho citizens, being able to “bear” your arm without infringement. This has been a long time coming.

The bill isn’t perfect but it is a big step forward toward restoring Idaho to a place where the 2nd Amendment is recognized in full. There are still many things to work on and we will continue to fight for years to come!

Please make sure to get signed up in our email list and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We are so close! Don’t let up. Keep calling and emailing the House members and then the Governor when he gets the bill.

We know that Bloomberg is spending money to destroy your efforts and we can’t let him get away with it.

This is Idaho, not New York. Nobody comes into our house and pushes us around!

ISAA Calls for Open Hearing on House Bill 422 (Constitutional Carry)!

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is calling for an open hearing on House Bill 422. The bill is the closest version of Permitless Carry that has been proposed but the ISAA would like to see one small adjustment made to it. The bill would increase the age limit from 18 to 21 years old. The ISAA opposes any increase in restrictions on law abiding citizens above what is currently in place. There are other restrictions we also believe should be removed but a first step in this process is just getting Permitless Carry passed.

House Bill 422 currently sits in the House Ways and Means Committee.

The chairman for the House Ways and Means Committee is Representative Christy Perry (R-11). Because we are weeks into the session, the ISAA is requesting that Chairman Perry give House Bill 422 a full public in her committee immediately. Time is running out on Idaho citizens getting a hearing on Permitless Carry that they rightfully deserve.

Some may remember that Chairman Perry recently spoke with ISAA President Greg Pruett about Permitless Carry at the Boise Gun Show. We feel confident she is going to stand with Idaho citizens on the issue. Here is that video:

What can you do as a concerned gun owner? The best thing to do is to reach out to Chairman Perry and request that she give Permitless Carry (HB 422) a fair and open hearing. Remember to be polite and respectful in your requests!

Chairman Perry’s Email: cperry@house.idaho.gov

Chairman Perry’s Phone: 208-332-1044

Make 2016 the year that Idaho finally gets Permitless Carry! The last few years Idaho citizens have been snubbed of a hearing on the issue and it is time for that blockade to end!