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The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance exists to fight for the 2nd Amendment rights of all Idaho citizens.
Even in a gun friendly State like Idaho, the 2nd Amendment is under constant threat. The ISAA will focus on the following areas:
- Fighting against proposed laws that would infringe on the 2nd Amendment.
- Overturning or repealing laws that currently infringe on the 2nd Amendment.
- Educating voters on where politicians stand on 2nd Amendment issues, and votes they have taken for or against it. This includes candidates who with to represent the citizens of Idaho as elected officials.
- Working with businesses and other organizations to promote the 2nd Amendment.
- Encouraging Idahoans to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.
It may be argued that the 2nd Amendment is the most important amendment. Without the ability to oppose an oppressive government, none of the other amendments would exist.
Board of Directors
Greg Pruett, President & Treasurer
Doug Nickel, Vice President
In 2012, Greg Pruett saw an issue with the way Idaho politicians continually talked about being pro-2nd Amendment but didn’t seem to be passing bills which supported their campaign rhetoric.
Rather than trying to work through national gun groups to fight for what Idaho citizens wanted, Greg decided to start his own group that would be ran by Idahoans, for Idahoans, and all money raised would be used to defend the 2nd Amendment in Idaho.
One of the primary objectives of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance was to pass what is commonly called, “Constitutional Carry.”
At the time, only Vermont, Alaska, Wyoming, and Arizona had Constitutional Carry. Why didn’t Idaho, if the politicians were as pro-2nd Amendment as they claimed? That was the question that drove Greg to start the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance.
For the first few years, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance tried to work “within the system,” and hoped that the politicians in Boise weren’t leading the ISAA down a rabbit hole. After several years of Idaho’s legislature ignoring Idaho’s gun owners, things began to change.
In 2015, Idaho citizens became extremely frustrated with the passage of a gun bill that was not one of their priorities. Idaho gun owners had been demanding Constitutional Carry for years and they were being ignored once again. Months of phone calls and emails failed to persuade the legislature to take up House Bill 89 which was the ISAA’s draft of Constitutional Carry.
In 2016, the legislature felt the anger and frustration of Idaho’s gun owners growing. In the 2016 Idaho legislative session we finally ended up with Senate Bill 1389 which was passed into law and took effect on July 1st, 2016. Senate Bill 1389 is Idaho’s initial version of Constitutional Carry. The ISAA spent several more years cleaning up Constitutional Carry so now all Americans, 18-years-old and older, can exercise Constitutional Carry throughout Idaho.
The ISAA will not stand for anyone compromising your gun rights away. There is no “give us this and we’ll give you that.” We demand the full restoration of the 2nd Amendment, and we will fight day and night to ensure that happens at both the city, county, state, and federal level.
Join the ISAA today and become a part of this fast growing and effective organization at joinisaa.com!