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
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.