Idaho’s Tom Loertscher Is At It Again, Refusing To Hear Pro Gun Bills

Tom Loertscher
Idaho's Tom Loertscher Is At It Again, Refusing To Hear Pro Gun Bills
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

Idaho –  -( The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance on Monday (Feb. 8th 2016) turned in another pro-gun bill designed to strengthen Idaho’s Firearms 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 such a simple piece of legislation. Who would possibly oppose this other than anti-gun groups or individuals?

Yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 10th 2016) Chairman Loertscher’s secretary called Idaho Second Amendment Alliance President Greg Pruett and informed him that Chairman Loertscher would NOT hear the bill and that it needed to go to the Senate first.

Why wouldn’t the Chairman take it up himself?

There are only two possible reasons.

  1. He is angry at the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA) and Idaho’s gun owners for the massive amount of emails and phone calls he received last year and he is going to take it out on you every year.
  2. He is opposed to strengthening Idaho’s gun laws.

Is Chairman Loertscher anti-gun or is he holding a grudge? Everyone may remember that he blocked House Bill 89 (Permitless Carry) from going forward last year as well.

The ISAA backed bill will allow residents and other groups whose members might be affected by an illegal ordinance to file suit against elected officials who knowingly violate the preemption statute. Protections were also put in place to prevent frivolous lawsuits by giving a city, county, etc. 60 days to correct the issue before a lawsuit could be filed.


Email Chairman Loertscher’s District (Republican-Dist. 32) immediately and let him know you are not happy with his decision to not hear another pro-gun [email protected]

After you have emailed the Chairman then please call him and tell him to start taking gun bills through his committee at 208-332-1183.

We would also like to see someone in his District step up and challenge him for his seat. We can’t expect different results if good solid conservatives, who won’t bow to the establishment, don’t get out there and run against these individuals.

Help us to take action against other Republican legislators who are killing or blocking gun bills in Idaho. They are blocking your rights and you need to fight back.

Please consider a generous donation of $100, $50, or even $25 TODAY and help the ISAA keep up the fight here in Boise!


Greg Pruett
President, ISAA

Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

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. Visit:

  • 11 thoughts on “Idaho’s Tom Loertscher Is At It Again, Refusing To Hear Pro Gun Bills

    1. ONE BASIC CONCEPT to unite them ALL:
      Have you ever heard of a government that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS?
      Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
      Hundreds of governments have banned their Citizens from “keeping and bearing ARMS” but NEVER has a government banned It’s TROOPS from doing so.
      The claim that the Government wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
      The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
      THE reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS’ GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
      Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it’s “rights” up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?!
      Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Government.
      Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
      There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it’s army’s/soldier’s “RIGHT” to “Keep and BEAR ARMS” because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It’s own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!

    2. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    3. Sounds to me like there’s maybe some Bloomberg money making its rounds in Idaho???? It’s making its rounds in WV but hopefully we’ll beat it this year.

    4. Even when you vote them out the next jerk gives them an advisors or consultation job. It’s like trying to get rid of lice.

    5. The people of the great state of Idaho are paying this man salary. Maybe the money will be cut off and he’ll be looking for a job if action isn’t taken.

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