Last night, the Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2023 session. This session, NRA worked with pro-gun lawmakers to pass three bills, for the benefit of law-abiding gun owners, protecting self-defense options and addressing emerging threats from the financial sector. Governor Brad Little signed these three bills into law this week.
House Bill 295 prohibits payment processors from requiring the use of a firearms-specific MCC to distinguish purchases at a firearms retailer from a general merchandise retailer or a sporting goods retailer, and also prohibits the misuse of payment card processing systems to surveil, report, or disclose these legal transactions.
Senate Bill 1173 affirms that citizens who are otherwise justified to use physical force in self-defense situations have the option of displaying a firearm or verbally informing an assailant that they have a firearm.
House Bill 190 requires that banks and credit unions that are designated depositories for public money, do not boycott industries important to the State of Idaho and the livelihood of its citizens, including those that engage in or support the manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of firearms.
NRA once again thanks all the lawmakers for this productive session and also thanks Gov. Little for promptly signing these bills into law. We will be back in Boise for the 2024 session. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates.