Preemption Project

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance began the “Preemption Project” as a means of helping Idaho cities/counties understand Idaho’s preemption law.  Many municipalities have codes that are outdated and need to be brought in line with current Idaho law. Additionally, some municipalities have banned the carrying of firearms in public areas, such as parks and facilities, where they are not authorized to do so.

In order to help them correct these issues, we are researching the codes of each municipality and are in the process of sending letters to their elected officials informing them of corrections that need to be made.  Some municipalities have codes that are updated or do not violate Idaho law.  We will still send them a letter explaining the Idaho preemption law so that they understand their limitations on creating codes regarding firearms. We also inform them that the prohibition of carrying firearms in public areas using signage or other means is also not allowed under Idaho’s preemption law.

Important Public Hearings List:

No meetings scheduled at this time.

The following is a list of municipalities that we have sent letters to regarding codes or signs and the municipality has completed their update. TOTAL: 46

Twin Falls County, Gem County, Fruitland, Mountain Home, Burley, Emmett, Cambridge, Meridian, Twin Falls, Post Falls, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Nampa, Star, Kootenai County, Bannock County, Priest River, Fremont County, Cottonwood, Wilder, Kuna, Bonners Ferry, Canyon County, Blanchard Community Center, Kootenai County(2), American Falls, Boise(2), Juliaetta, Troy, Weiser, Riggins, Kimberly, Greenleaf, Middleton, Middleton(2), Gem County(2), Canyon County(2), Boise, Rigby, Stanley, Dalton Gardens, Rupert, Star(2), Washington County, Cassia County

The following is a list of municipalities that we have sent letters to regarding codes or signs and the municipality has responded to our inquiry but has not yet completed an update. TOTAL: 8

Power County, Gooding, Rexburg, New Plymouth, Latah County, Ada County, Fernan Lake Village, Coeur d’Alene(2)

The following is a list of municipalities that we have sent letters to regarding codes or signs and the municipality has not yet responded to our inquiry. TOTAL: 0

The following is a list of municipalities that we have sent letters to regarding codes or signs and the municipality has refused to make changes. TOTAL: 7

Coeur d’Alene, Ketchum, Filer, Genesee, Soda Springs, Plummer, Buhl, Hauser