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Idaho Gun Rights Restoration Bill Passes out of the House, Moves to Senate

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today, House Bill 631 passed the Idaho State House by a vote of 61 to 7 with two absent votes.  This legislation is designed to update Idaho state law to meet the requirements set forth in the Federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA).  HB 631 now moves to the Senate where it awaits its next assignment. 

People who have been placed under certain types of mental health-related orders are banned by Federal law from possessing firearms.  The NIAA established clear standards for states to use in crafting laws to give persons subject to these prohibitions a means of relief.  This legislation, under the guidelines established by the NIAA, would allow a court to grant relief from the federal prohibition upon a finding that the petitioner will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety and that the granting of the relief would not be contrary to the public interest.

The passage of this bill in the House was made possible by our members, who contacted their legislators voicing their support.  Since time is running out for this session, please contact your State Senator today and respectfully urge him or her to support HB 631.  For contact information for your State Senator click here.

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