State Legislation

Gov. Otter Signs Permitless Concealed-Carry Gun Bill Into Law

Updated March 27, 1 p.m.: Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed a bill allowing Idaho citizens over the age of 21 to conceal-carry firearms without a permit inside city limits. The bill also allows Idahoans between the ages of 18 and 21 to conceal carry firearms without a permit at the discretion of local sheriffs. Critics of the bill said it upends a century of Idaho law barring the concealed-carry

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

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 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

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

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

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance on Monday (Feb. 8th) turned in another pro-gun bill designed to strengthen Idaho’s Preemption statute. It was turned into the House and submitted to the House State Affairs Committee where gun bills are usually routed. The bill is designed to help protect Idaho’s gun owners from municipalities and state agencies who are seeking to undermine your 2nd Amendment rights. There should be no opposition to

As it stands currently both version of Permitless Carry that have been submitted MUST be amended to be satisfactory to gun owners in Idaho. Currently the two bills that exist, House Bill 422 and House Bill 423, have issues that must be resolved or they will take rights away from one group and add an unnecessary penalty to all persons who carry a firearm. House Bill 422 raises the age

Last Wednesday and Thursday Idaho citizens were introduced to 2 separate versions of “Permitless Carry”. The first bill was introduced by Rep. Ron Nate and Rep. Heather Scott on Wednesday the 20th of January. ISAA released a Press Release the following day detailing our position on that bill. There were good things in the bill such as no “duty to inform” and no training mandates. It does expand permitless carry

For Immediate Release Boise, Idaho, Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Representatives Heather Scott (R, D1) and Ron Nate (R, D34) introduced a permitless carry” bill on January 20th, 2016. The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA) has been working tirelessly to protect the rights of Idaho gun owners since our founding in 2012. The ISAA worked to support HB89 in the 2015 legislative session which would have enacted permitless carry in