State Legislation

Idaho Needs Stand-Your-Ground Law!

Picture this. Your daughter is leaving from work late one night — tired and exhausted from the day’s work. As she gets to her car to pull out her keys, she spots someone. A man begins running toward her from a distance, a knife in his stand — with no signs of stopping. Your daughter makes the decision to pull out her gun, rather than attempt to get her car

$210 to go and 11 days to do it!

We are almost there! The great supporters of the 2nd Amendment in Idaho are stepping up in a big way right now. Our goal for fundraising in April is to raise $1,225 to do social media advertising. We are now just $210 away from meeting that goal thanks to all of you! Why are we doing this? By the beginning of next year, we would like to be in the

We Need Your Help With Castle Doctrine!

Are you in favor of better self-defense laws for Idaho? Then please read on! After Constitutional Carry was passed last year, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance sought to strengthen Idaho’s Castle Doctrine law. Castle Doctrine is the simple concept that says your home is your Castle, and you have a right to defend it. What is the Castle Doctrine and how can you help move it forward? More on that

S.D. Governor Vetoes Constitutional Carry!

It’s no April Fool’s joke! The Republican Governor of South Dakota has vetoed Constitutional Carry.  South Dakota is a state that is controlled heavily by Republicans in both chambers and they have a Republican Governor as well. Sound familiar?  As many of you know, the battle for Constitutional Carry continues to rage across the country. States from Utah all the way to New Hampshire are proposing it and some like

Legislative Wrap Up Part 12: Residency Bill

Do the legislators in Idaho really think they can discriminate against gun owners and get away with it? Well, in the 2017 legislative session they did just that! It was just over one year ago that Governor Otter signed Constitutional Carry into law. That meant that law abiding gun owners who were not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm could “bear” their arms without permission from the government. No

Legislative Wrap Up Part 1: Castle Doctrine

It was a long and tumultuous session and at the end of the day the Idaho legislature let you down! Once again — the Secret Gun Committee and Establishment Leadership in the House — killed all efforts to push for better self-defense laws. It’s up to you to keep the pressure on them for next year’s session, and we’ll tell you how in a minute! From the time Constitutional Carry

You did it! Establishment Gun Bill Dies!

The establishment “gun bill” is done! Yesterday the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee held a full hearing on Senate Bill 1161, the establishment version of Castle Doctrine. The bill was opposed by the ISAA and gun owners across Idaho as it did not expand protections and may have been worse than current law. We are happy to report that the bill was unanimously held in committee and will go nowhere

Secret Gun Committee Bill Released-ACT NOW!

We knew it was going to be bad, but not this bad! Yesterday, the Idaho Senate released their version of what was supposed to be a “good” Castle Doctrine and self-defense bill. The entire purpose of reforming our self-defense laws is to ensure that home owners, and people in Idaho acting in self-defense, have the best protections possible. Senate Bill 1161 fails to solidify Idaho as a top state where

Effort to Amend House Bill 93 Fails! Who's Responsible?

A huge vote just took place in the Idaho House State Affairs Committee this morning! House Committee Members voted 11-4 to kill expanding Constitutional Carry in Idaho by extending it to all law abiding citizens, regardless of the state they come from. So what happened and where do we go with this legislation from here? More on that below. House Bill 93, as it is currently written, would extend Constitutional Carry

Puic Hearing on Constitutional Carry TOMORROW! (March 2nd)

They are doing it again! We have just been informed that a gun bill hearing will be tomorrow (March 2nd) at 9:00 a.m. in the House State Affairs Committee Room which is located on the Garden Level (bottom floor). The bill is being carried by Rep. Don Cheatham (Republican-District 3). The bill Rep. Cheatham is putting forward will give current military members, who are not-residents, the ability to carry handguns