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Idaho: Permitless Carry Effective July 1, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Idaho: Permitless Carry Effective July 1, 2016

Tomorrow, July 1, 2016, the provisions of Senate Bill 1389, Idaho’s “permitless/constitutional” carry bill, will take effect. In an effort to provide our members with information on the new law, your NRA-ILA has created this Frequently Asked Questions sheet for reference.

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) signed SB 1389 on March 25, 2016.  Tomorrow, Idaho will become the ninth state to recognize a law-abiding adult’s ability to possess a concealed handgun for self-defense without government-mandated permitting and fees.

SB 1389 recognizes a law-abiding adult’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses.  Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate.  Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend themselves in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.

Your NRA-ILA would like to thank Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Lt. Governor Brad Little, state Senator Curt McKenzie, Majority Leader Mike Moyle, state Representative Tom Loertscher and state Representative Judy Boyle for their efforts and advocacy in the Idaho State Capitol supporting your Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Your NRA-ILA would also like to thank the Idaho Fraternal Order of Police and the Idaho Sheriffs Association for supporting Senate Bill 1389 throughout the legislative process.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.