The measure, which stipulates stricter training requirements, was passed by the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by the governor earlier this year.
Gun owners will be required to complete an eight hour training course with an NRA certified firearms instructor before being approved for the permit. Classes will cover law and safety, and they will require attendees to shoot at least 98 rounds.
Ada County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Terrall said the more stringent guidelines might prompt more states to honor Idaho's concealed weapons license, but there's no guarantee that will happen. Only 29 states recognize Idaho permits as valid, he said.
Read the article: The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)