Today, the Idaho Senate passed important Emergency Powers Clarification Measures, House Bill 705. The bill will soon head to the desk of Governor Brad Little for his signature. Please contact Governor Little and ask him to Sign House Bill 705 into law.
House Bill 705 (Rep. Monks) enhances protections for firearms, ammunition and component parts and accessories during “declared extreme emergencies.” It establishes firearm related businesses as essential, that concealed carry licenses cannot be delayed or rejected and that privately owned firearms cannot be confiscated during any declared extreme emergencies. This measure was unanimously passed by the House earlier this month. HB 705 largely mirrors language from NRA-backed Senate Bill 1262, signed into law earlier this year, and expands protection of our Second Amendment rights during instances of “extreme disaster declarations,” such as when martial law is declared.
Again, please contact Governor Brad Little and ask him to sign House Bill 705 into law.