It’s come to this.
The city of Sandpoint has refused to comply with state law and is allowing a private party to infringe on your gun rights on public property!
Sandpoint’s city attorney sent us a letter informing gun owners that they do NOT intend to change course. This decision has led the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance to file suit against the city for violation of the Idaho Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, and Idaho’s preemption statute.
While this particular case deals with the city of Sandpoint, it will likely have a lasting impact on all Idahoans.
We need your help to make this lawsuit possible, and we’ll get to that in just a moment.
First, let’s remind gun owners exactly what is happening in Sandpoint.
Last month an event called the “Festival at Sandpoint” was held at War Memorial Field. The park is public property owned by the city of Sandpoint.
Idaho’s Preemption Statute prohibits cities and counties from regulating the possession of firearms on public property.
The city is claiming that because the Festival at Sandpoint is run by a private party, the city isn’t the ones banning weapons. They are however allowing it to happen.
The Sandpoint attorney is claiming that because they lease the property to a private party, the private party can violate your rights on public property.
The ISAA contends that if the city does not have the authority to regulate the possession of firearms on public property, they can’t give a private entity the ability to do it.
If the Festival at Sandpoint wishes to ban firearms from their event, they must find a private venue to do it.
ISAA Member and 2nd Amendment advocate Scott Herndon attended the event and attempted to enter with his firearm. He was denied entry by security and will be the primary plaintiff in the suit against Sandpoint.
That brings us back to where we are currently with this issue.
The ISAA and Mr. Herndon will be represented by Alexandria Kincaid with Alex Kincaid Law.
In order for the ISAA to move forward with the suit, we must come up with a $10,000 retainer fee. Mrs. Kincaid intends to do her for as little as possible (some of it for free) but needs to ensure that she can pay her staff and cover other expenditures necessary for the suit.
Mrs. Kincaid has graciously offered to cut her expenditures as much as possible and we appreciate her love for the 2nd Amendment and her desire to help gun owners on this case.
The goal again is to raise $10,000 for the initial retainer fee. We have already raised $660 but need gun owners to step up big time to make this happen.
Would you be so kind as to help the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance in this fight?
We know that not everyone can do that much though. So, if a smaller donation of $100, $50, or even just $25 is all you can do, that is still extremely helpful.
The ISAA will always stand ready to do whatever is necessary to hold our government accountable.
We are proud that you are willing to stand with us.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support.
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance