U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Fantastic news for Idaho's gun-loving citizens and supporters of the Second Amendment nationwide – Idaho just passed HB 516 allowing Constitutional Carry in the great state! The following passage in HB 516 makes it abundantly clear, that ID citizens have the right to keep, bear and carry arms without any permit whatsoever.
18-3302. CONCEALED WEAPONS. (1) The legislature hereby finds that the people of Idaho have reserved for themselves the right to keep and bear arms while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed. The provisions of this chapter regulating the carrying of weapons must be strictly construed so as to give maximum scope to the rights retained by the people.
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance broke this story earlier today and released the following statement in regards to its passage.
You did it Idaho!
In a time of this nation's history where things are tense and uncertain, we have some great news for Idahoans and all Americans. Gov. Brad Little has signed HB 516, the final piece of Constitutional Carry in Idaho, into law!
This is a historic occasion for our state and for our country. You should all be proud of the hard work you did to make this happen. When we started this organization nearly eight years ago we had no idea what we were in for. We had no idea it would take as long as it did in a Republican state.
However, with your hard work and pressure on the legislature, we have achieved something incredible! In 2016, we passed the first portion of Constitutional Carry for all Idahoans 21-years-old and older. Then, last year, thanks to Rep. Zito, we lowered the age limit for Constitutional Carry to 18-years-old and over.
Now, Idaho recognizes that ALL Americans have the right to carry in our state without a permit. Most states with Constitutional Carry do not have a so-called residency requirement and now Idaho won't either!
We want to give a special thanks to all the legislators who cosponsored HB 516 as well as Gov. Little for signing the bill into law. Additionally, none of this would have happened without Rep. Christy Zito who fought valiantly the last few years to make it all possible. Without her, Idaho wouldn't be where it is today. Be sure to go to ChristyZito.com and send her a thank you note for her efforts!
Finally, a big thank you to the members and supporters of the ISAA. The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is made up of incredible grassroots gun owners across Idaho who fight and win.
Are you tired of winning yet?
There is still more work to be done and we hope you will continue to stand and fight with us. For now, enjoy this monumental victory and pat yourselves on the back.
About Idaho Second Amendment Alliance:
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms through an aggressive grassroots program designed to mobilize public opposition to the anti-gun legislation.
Our website can be located at www.idahosaa.org.