5 thoughts on “Improving Idaho gun laws

  1. You mean if I lived in North Dakota I wouldn’t be allowed to buy a long gun in Idaho? I did not know that. I buy long guns in Idaho as a non resident all the time. I wasn’t aware of any “non-contiguous state” issue.

    Practically speaking, since there is a federal background check, it couldn’t make any difference where you live relative to the state in which you buy a gun. For that matter, there is the second amendment.

  2. You could buy it – you just couldn’t take delivery. It would have to be shipped to an FFL in ND to do the 4473/NICS/etc routine.

    I agree that it shouldn’t make a difference, but ever since the 1968 CGA it does.

  3. Do you have any information about Idaho Senate Bill No. 1024 which would let just about any government entity in Idaho ban guns at public meetings, and would let library boards ban guns in libraries?

    14 RELATING TO FIREARMS. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a county, city,
    15 agency, board or other political subdivision of this state may adopt and enforce any law, rule,
    16 regulation or ordinance that regulates the possession of firearms at public meetings of such
    17 political subdivisions.
    18 (2) Any political subdivision referenced in subsection (1) of this section that has
    19 jurisdiction over a public library may adopt and enforce any law, rule, regulation or ordinance
    20 that regulates the possession of firearms within and on the property of public libraries in this
    21 state.

  4. The “contiguous states” issue is a potential trap for FFL’s: I have heard, anecdotally, that BATFE doesn’t enforce this restriction on dealers. But wouldn’t it be a great way to put FFLs out of business: let them do non-contiguous sales for years and then audit their books and find a “pattern of violations”. This one is going to get fixed this year.

    RE: Senate Bill 1024- KIA.

  5. I guess I should elaborate about S1024. Senator Les Bock introduced this as a “personal” bill. Normally, a bill has to be voted up in an initial committee hearing in order for it to be printed. Then there is a hearing in the first body (house or senate) and if it passes, it goes to the coordinate committee (usually) in the second body who holds another hearing. (Kinda redundant, I know, but so far only Nebraska has adopted a unicameral legislature.) Anyway, if you can’t get a committee to print your bill, as a senator you have the privilege to have it printed as a “courtesy” and assigned to a committee. Where it will die. But whoever asked you to sponsor the bill will think you are working hard for them. Mencken was right: laws and sausages.

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