Constitutional Carry in Idaho is Now for All Americans

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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!

Read More About HB 516 Here!

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?

We aren't!

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.


Idaho Second Amendment AllianceAbout 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.

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Arny
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Arny

Idaho will have to be on my list of Sates too move to. I should have sold out when the market was up.

Pastor Roy
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Pastor Roy

“… while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed.”?!?

Still sounds like infringement to me!

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

Now we need to eliminate the “…while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed.” because those rights are given by God and backed by the Second Amendment. I do, however, want to let our legislature and Governor for all they have done to eliminate these infringements.

Arm up, and carry on.

CEMinMO
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CEMinMO

ALL citizens of Idaho and ALL Americans already had the right to carry in Idaho (and anywhere else). See U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment and Article 4, Sections 1 and 2.

Amen.

RicktheBear
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RicktheBear

“Constitutional Carry in Idaho is Now for All Americans” who reside in Idaho. FIFY.

When I read the lede, I thought that it applied to ALL Americans, not just Idahoans.

Finnky
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Finnky

@RicktheBear – Did you not read the article? In Idaho any American can open carry without falling afoul of Idaho law. No state rules any other, so Idaho cannot do anything about rules in other states beyond their little influence over the federal government.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Constitutional concealed carry is a good thing. Some years ago Arizona was becoming the carjack, kidnap capital of the US so the governor decided something had to be done to stop, or at least reduce, it. Constitutional carry was considered the answer. She was right because the congress passed and she signed into law constitutional carry and crime, all crime not just car jacking and kidnapping, started down almost immediately and it has gone down “nearly” every year since. However, the left’s crazies will not mention what happened here because it goes against their register and confiscate criteria (goal). Constitutional… Read more »

JPM
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JPM

As a former resident of the Great State of Idaho, Congratulations! Well done!

jdshotgun66
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jdshotgun66

Wait.., Since when is it “Constitutional Carry” if you still have to get a “mother may I” card to carry concealed??? Constitutional Carry means the government has no say in HOW you carry, and has NO RIGHT TO KNOW!

Quatermain
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Quatermain

What bloody “mother may I card” ? Did you read the article?

tsimpson
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tsimpson

“…while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed.”

Pastor Roy
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Pastor Roy

I noticed that, too.

Finnky
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Finnky

@Quatermain – You may want to reread articles before criticizing others for not reading the article. Had you done so, you might have saved yourself a bit of embarrassment.

Pastor Roy
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Pastor Roy

Did YOU read the article? “… while granting the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed.” Sounds like you still need permission for concealed carry.

Catatonic
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Catatonic

@jdshotgun66 I wondered about the wording of that also. From this squib, it sounds as if the “right” to open carry is “granted” while still requiring legislative approval for concealed carry. Hopefully, someone from the ISAA can clarify that for us. As a holder of an Idaho Enhanced CC permit and a resident of a contiguous state, I’d appreciate having this cleared up. ETA: I found and read the text of this bill. It appears that CC is “allowed” everywhere within the state EXCEPT within city limits. Within cities, there are various places, such on your own property, where it… Read more »

Westside
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I’m not sure I understand all of the excitement. Exactly where/when did the “people of Idaho” … grant …”the legislature the authority to regulate the carrying of weapons concealed”? I don’t need to remind the people here what the 2nd Amendment says. It’s my belief that if we continue to fight this fight city to city, state to state, jurisdiction to jurisdiction … we may win a few small cases, but overall we will be out funded and continue to lose more and more of our rights. There is no reason we should need to fight to retain the rights… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@West, It sure seems like the Id. legislature is stealing a little something for themselves, that they did not have and are not entitled to have, doesn’t it?!

Operator Z
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Operator Z

Excellent

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Just as the founders intended.

CEMinMO
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CEMinMO

It is NOT, however, “Constitutinal” carry while the “except here, . . . or there, . . . . or that other place” stipulations remain. INCLUDING ballgames, courthouses, etc.

Pastor Roy
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Pastor Roy

100% Agree. No infringements means NO INFRINGEMENTS!!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

FINALLY, some GOOD NEWS.

Arm up, carry on.

Quatermain
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Quatermain

Idaho is clearly the leading 2A state in the nation.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

I will have to disagree with that. Although I like Idaho and have spent considerable time there. You, it seems, are not taking into account Arizona and Wyoming along with about 14 other states already have, and have had some for several years, constitutional concealed carry.

In my opinion every state should allow constitutional concealed carry. That means WITHOUT A PERMIT. It is already legal according to the second amendment.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@AzD, I like everything that you wrote except “… state should allow…”. There is no “state should allow” in the Second Amendment.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

One claims to love the Second Amendment, but commands people to STFU apparently hates the First Amendment. That is the very definition of a pud.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, actually it isn’t. I’ve wondered if he knows what it means since he showed up. You are right, he’s shown an intolerance for the Constitution while pretending to be a patriot. The hypocrisy is irritating.

Let me make it clearer. PUD is the slang for pudendum. A derogatory term from my youth was pud knocker.

Definition of pudendum: the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman, usually used in plural, pudenda.

So the question is, “Why is he calling himself a…”

Enquiring minds want to know.

Knute
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Knute

Because he’s a frightened little pussy? But wants to hide that with lots and lots of words?

TheRevelator
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@Knute
Sounds about right..

He just threatened me that he would like to “Slap me into place and put me in a chair where I belong.”

No reply back to my response though. lol

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

PUD, I posted this before. Since you haven’t read it, please do so.

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TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Funny how PUD was screaming “DELETE MY ACCOUNT” just a few days ago, and now he is accusing people of getting him “thrown off”.

This is yet again a prime example of someone going “Full Retard”. When will they learn that they are not supposed to do that? lol 🙂