ISAA President Denied Entry Into Canyon County Fair for Carrying Firearm ~ VIDEO

Idaho – -( You won’t believe what transpired right here in Idaho.

It was perhaps the most blatant violation of the 2nd Amendment we have ever experienced firsthand.

We need Idahoans everywhere to be prepared for what is happening this summer – – more on that in a moment.

As we get deeper into the summer, citizens across Idaho have begun attending their county fairs. This is a great time for many families, but a very frustrating time for the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance.

You see, Idaho’s law (18-3302J) is very clear that cities and counties can NOT prohibit citizens from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights on public property.

However, each year we deal with a number of complaints from numerous counties that a citizen is turned away at the gate for carrying a firearm. These violations continue unimpeded due in large part to Idaho’s preemption statute not being strong enough.

This past Thursday I was tagged in a comment on Facebook from a friend who informed me that her bag was searched at the gate entering the Canyon County Fair. Security informed her that she could not carry a weapon at the Fair.

This is a direct violation of the Preemption statute.

Because the fairgrounds are very close to my home, I decided to go down and see for myself what was occurring with the private scrutiny company who was telling citizens they could not carry inside the fair.

Our Chairman, Seth Rosquist, came along to serve as the cameraman for the incident.

Generally, I would not open carry at an event like this but in order to find out if security really was going to stop us from entering, I put on my Sunday best and open carried to the event.

What transpired next was a private security company at the event denying us entry because we were exercising our 2nd Amendment rights!

Unfortunately for them, we knew the law and we knew what they are allowed, and not allowed to do.

But rather than me explaining it to you in an email, we have uploaded the entire video to YouTube for you to watch for yourself. You will be shocked at what transpires.

You can watch the video by clicking on the link above

(ISAA President Greg Pruett speaking with security at Canyon County Fair.)

While security claimed I was trespassing, and that they were going to call the police, I calmly informed them of what the law actually says and eventually they backed down!

Even though we may have achieved victory in this particular instance, there remains much to be done to understand why this keeps happening.

We intend to talk to the Sheriff, Commissioners, and Prosecuting Attorney in Canyon County to get to the bottom of this issue.

You must know your rights as a citizen and assert them!

These battles that we are fighting are not possible without a grassroots army standing beside us.

That’s why we need your help to continue to grow that army. So, what can you do?

  • 1. Be sure to join up with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance today!
  • 2. If you are already a member, please consider a one-time donation of $100, $50, or even $25 to help us with our efforts to mobilize gun owners through our email, social media, and direct mail programs.
  • 3. Finally, we are asking that everyone share the video above so you understand your rights and how to calmly and feverishly defend them.

While Bloomberg and the radical left continue their preparations for the takeover of Idaho, it’s time that gun owners continue our mobilization efforts across the state.

We want to thank you all for your support and prayers in this fight. None of this is possible without you.


Greg Pruett
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

P.S. It isn’t every day that we have a direct encounter with security officers who deny us our rights in violation of state law. But that’s exactly what happened to me and ISAA Chairman Seth Rosquist two days ago!

Check out the video of the confrontation. Idahoans must know their rights and how to defend them.

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It’s an old song and dance routine; “I was only following orders.”

Green Mtn. Boy

That tired old defense didn’t stand up well at the Nuremberg trials well either.


JPM, I agree with you, most security firms are not known for hiring free thinkers! I spent many years working in different levels of security and found that many companies give you a set of “post orders” that mimic military post orders in words and in some cases even layout, and there is always something about prohibiting unauthorized weapons. In our hoplophobic society today that is usually considered to be all weapons. Those post orders are never questioned by 99.99% of officers or supervisors and it probably wasn’t until this situation that these particular guards/supervisors had to deal with this… Read more »

Wallace C

The head rent-a-cop must have been a politician in a former life. Covers his clear violation of Idaho law by pleading ignorance and passing the buck. Unfortunately, with so many Sheeple running around America, d-bags like him are able to get away with arbitrary violations of the 2nd at both State and Federal level. Know your rights, stay calm, be prepared to educate/face down and carry where legal when you want.


It has never been more important, than it is in this age of rights infringing, anti-gunner, attempted disarmament of law-abiding citizens agendas, to know and practice your rights, no matter where you are or who is trying to tell you that you cant! There really should still be a lawsuit or at the very least an attempt at making them change the signage saying “no guns except as allowed by state law” because this is just another sneaky underhanded tactic at disarming people. Most law abiding citizens, like for example my mother, who are always hyper aware and sensitive to… Read more »


We have the same garbage going on here in Oregun. The hospital in Eugene now has a law that it is illegalagainst Eugene law to enter with a firearm. We have laws that state counties and cities cannot make laws on thier own but they are doing it anyway. The hospital had a man arrested for pisesion of a firearm. Im not sure if he had a permit or not but because the hospital has the little sidn that is apistol with a red circle and a line through it they thought that meant it wasagainst the law to have… Read more »


Very informative… Thank you.


Your getting a lot of left wing communist moving quietly into Idaho. Need to find out where someone is from before you vote.


You apparently don’t realize how ignorant you sound with that commie liberal BS… liberals are in no way communist, but our constitution does contain democratic socialism, it always has even in the preamble. Fox news wrecks the mind with it’s state sponsored propaganda. I’m a social libertarian, love my freedom but will always help my fellow citizens no matter their programming. Trump just banned bump stocks, and when he passes the new assault weapon ban hopefully y’all will realize that you have been during the Reagan machine gun ban. Liberals talk a big game on gun control, but never… Read more »


Thank you. Finally someone with their head screwed on straight.