On Monday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m., the Senate State Affairs Committee will consider House Bill 65A.
Sponsored by State Representative Joe Palmer (R-20A), this pro-gun bill would enable law-abiding Idahoans to purchase firearms in non-contiguous states. It would also permit non-residents to purchase long guns in Idaho. As the outdated law currently stands, residents of Idaho can only purchase firearms from immediately surrounding states. With the passage of HB65, a resident of Idaho would now be allowed to purchase a firearm in most of the 49 other states. This bill affects only rifles and shotguns, as federal law prohibits interstate handgun sales. An additional benefit is that out-of-state visitors would be able to purchase long guns while in Idaho.
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