The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance will be trying to help unseat several city council members in the State of Idaho in the 2015 elections. These city council members have shown an utter disregard for the 2nd Amendment and have been outspoken and voted against pro-2nd Amendment measures or have proposed anti-2nd Amendment measures. While the totality of ones voting record should be taken into account, going against the 2nd Amendment is enough by itself to warrant losing your elected position.
: Here are the two city council members that need unseated and the case against them:
1: Councilman Stephen Frey-Emmett: This council member has long been known to Emmett residents as an anti-2nd Amendment council member. He voted against an NDAA resolution put forward by Jason Casella of PANDA. He proposed banning firearms in city hall despite the fact that state law prohibits such actions. Most recently he opposed a change to the cities firearms ordinance that was also in violation of state law.
Councilman Frey has shown time and again his disdain for those who want to carry a firearm for self-defense. In 2011 he ran and made it into the city council with just 125 votes. In Emmett the top 4 positions will win a seat. He took 4th place in 2011. Essentially he ran unopposed. A liberty minded citizen in Emmett needs to step up and run to ensure that Councilman Frey goes down in 2015.
2. Councilman Ron Edinger-Coeur d’Alene: Councilman Ron Edinger has been serving on the city council for over 30 years. A career politician at its finest. Councilman Edinger led the effort to propose an amendment banning firearms in public assemblies and at parade years ago. In March of 2014 Councilman Steve Adams tried to change the ordinance but could not garner the support to do so. Most recently the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance supported an effort by Councilman Adams to overturn the ordinance which was in direct violation of Idaho law. The council, including Councilman Edinger voted against obeying state law in a 3-2 vote. It was only after a letter from the Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane informing them they were wrong did the city finally overturn the ordinance in regards to firearms. The ordinance still violates other portions of the law and common sense. Councilman Edinger has served enough time in public office and needs to go in 2015.