Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Now there are ten!
Idaho last week became the tenth state to adopt Constitutional Carry, and the second state to adopt such a law this year.
Earlier in the month, West Virginia legislators overrode their Governor’s veto of a GOA-backed permitless carry bill which was sponsored by 19-year-old Del. Saira Blair (R).
Then, Gem State followed suit last Friday.
The victory in Idaho was especially gratifying, as residents ignored the thousands upon thousands of dollars of advertising that Michael Bloomberg was pouring into the state.
Bloomberg bought several ads — encouraging people to call Governor Butch Otter in opposition to Constitutional Carry.
Initially, the calls were running 5-1 against the GOA-backed bill, although it appeared that many of the anti-gun calls were coming from out-of-state.
Gun Owners of America responded by joining the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISSA) in encouraging phone calls into the Governor’s office — and the ratio soon improved to a 50-50 split.
ISAA was a powerful force working inside the state for Constitutional Carry — providing daily alerts and Facebook postings on the bill’s status.
In enacting Constitutional Carry, both West Virginia and Idaho now join other permitless carry states which include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, Wyoming, and most of Montana.
The West Virginia law takes effect in early June, while Idaho’s goes into force on July 1, 2016.
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About Gun Owners of America (GOA):
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul.
For more information, visit: www.gunowners.org.