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Idaho Governor Signs Two Important Pro-Gun Bills!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Please Thank Governor Otter Today!

Governor Butch Otter (R) has signed two pro-gun bills that will significantly strengthen the rights of Idaho’s law-abiding gun owners.

On Monday, March 31, he signed
Senate Bill 1441
, legislation that will codify into law that no county, city, or local government body can regulate the sale, acquisition, transfer, carry, and storage of firearms, adding them to the existing points of preemption.  The bill will also make clear that ammunition and firearm components are only to be regulated by the State of Idaho, not by local entities.  SB1441 now removes the restriction on carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense in a state park. 

Uniform laws regulating firearms and ammunition are necessary to protect the constitutional rights of Idaho’s law-abiding gun owners and to prevent anti-gun municipalities from passing their own laws, which may conflict with state law.
  


Also signed into law was
House Bill 604.  Enacted by Governor Otter on Friday, March 28, HB604 will protect Idaho’s shooting ranges from attacks such as noise complaints and local regulation.


Please contact Governor Otter TODAY and thank him for signing SB1441 and HB604 into law.  The Governor can be reached by phone at (208) 334-2100 or to send email, please visit
http://gov.idaho.gov/WebRespond/contact_form.html.

Thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call to action in support of these important pro-gun measures.  Without you, this victory would not have been possible.
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