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Gun Rights Restoration Bill Moves On, Passes Out of Senate Committee in Idaho

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today, House Bill 631 successfully passed out of the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee.  The bill’s next reading has been scheduled for Monday, March 29.  HB 631 is designed to update Idaho state law to meet the requirements set forth in the Federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA). 

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.

Time is running out!  Please continue to contact your State Senators and respectfully urge them to support HB 631.  For contact information for your State Senator click here.

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