Idaho: Gun violence risk increases with permitless carry passage

Guns Not Requlated

Governor Little signed into law, a bill to expand the already dangerous permitless carry law already in place. This law now allows anyone from another state to carry concealed guns in Idaho, without a license. Gun zealots seem to think they’ll be safer. They forget that the so called “bad guys” will get guns easier.

NRA strategy

This is a quote from the message sent to NRA members in Idaho. Notice the last word:

This legislation expands Idaho’s permitless carry law to allow nonresidents to exercise the same carry options that Idaho residents currently enjoy.

This makes it clear; carrying a gun is fun, and people support the NRA because they help gun owners enjoy guns.

The bills

  • House Bill 516 allows anyone over the age of 18 to carry concealed and loaded guns with no permit. The law applies to nonresidents as well. 👎 Dislike

March 26, 2020

Idaho: Governor designates gun stores as essential

Governor Brad Little issued an Order to Self-Isolate. Included in the order is a designation of gun stores as essential. Nobody will starve if gun stores close. The rational is to be able to protect your home. Nobody can support the theory that more guns in homes makes us safer.

March 12, 2020

Idaho: Hearing tomorrow, Friday Mar 12, on arming teachers

The Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear an anti-gun violence prevention bill that allows teachers to arm themselves in the classroom. No training in handling firearms is required.

NRA strategy

The NRA alerted their members to contact the committee in support of this bill. The NRA unrelentingly fights for any bill that will help sell guns with no consideration for gun safety.

The bill

  • Senate Bill 1384 allows any school employee with a concealed weapons license to bring their guns into school. 👎 Dislike

Action

Any parent who worries about the gun safety of their child should call or email the office of Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee at sstaf@senate.idaho.gov. Urge the committee to oppose SB 1384 which allows teachers to bring loaded weapons into classrooms. Teacher teach children, they don’t shoot people.


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March 11, 2020

Idaho: Republican Governor Little signs an NRA gun bill into law

Yesterday, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a bill to protect and help proliferate gun ranges. The Fish and Game Commission will be expanding, relocating and operating public gun ranges.

It is strange that this Republican bill is actually a taste communism. In a traditional communist country, the government owns and runs private businesses. This bill does the same for gun ranges.

NRA strategy

The NRA alerted their members to thank the Governor for signing this bill into law. They thanked supporters for contacting their state lawmakers.

The bills

  • House Bill 396 would allow the Fish and Game Commission to build and maintain shooting ranges. 👎 Dislike

February 15, 2020

Idaho: Republicans making gun ranges socialist

Usually Republicans want to privatize business whenever possible. They privatize schools, public transportation and jails. They call this capitalism. But in Idaho, Republicans want to make gun ranges owned and operated by the Government. I’d call this socialism.

The NRA alerted their members that HB 396 passed out of committee and is ready for a full House vote soon. They asked their pro-gun fanatical members to call the Representatives and ask them to support the bill. We request all gun control advocates to call their Representative and urge them to oppose this bill.

The Bill

  • House Bill 396 would allow the Fish and Game Commission to build and maintain shooting ranges. 👎

Action

Please call or email the office of your State Representative. Ask them to oppose HB 396. Gun ranges should remain private.


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