We have some breaking news for gun owners in Idaho.
HB 516, the final piece of Constitutional Carry in Idaho, will have a public hearing on Monday, February 24th!
Rep. Christy Zito (Republican – Hammett) is the key sponsor of this legislation.
There are approximately 35 cosponsors or supporters in the House on making Idaho’s Constitutional Carry the best in the country.
We also have five Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder, as cosponsors on the Senate side of the aisle.
The Constitutional Sheriffs of Idaho are also backing this legislation.
Here are the key details for the hearing:
Date: February 24th, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. MST
Where: East Wing Room 42 (This is located on the Garden Level of the capitol. That’s the bottom floor.)
Because this is a public hearing, you will be allowed to testify in favor of this bill!
We want you to attend the hearing, even if you don’t wish to testify. Let’s pack the room with incredible 2nd Amendment supporters.
Additionally, we also need you to email the House State Affairs Committee.
Please ask them to pass HB 516 and send it to the House Floor with a “Do Pass” recommendation!
The committee’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep it short, simple, and respectful.
You don’t have much time to get your emails out and plan your trip to the capitol so act now.
We know that Michael Bloomberg’s minions from Moms Demand Action will be there to try and derail the bill.
Don’t let their leftist voices be the only thing the committee hears on Monday.
We want to thank Chairman Harris for giving gun owners several days to plan out their schedules so they can attend.
I’ll see you all on Monday.
Note: For those unfamiliar with HB 516, it can be rather complicated to explain but I’ll give it a go.
In 99.9% of the state of Idaho, ALL Americans can carry any firearm they want, open or concealed, without the need for a permit, including inside their vehicles.
However, when someone visits Idaho from another state and goes inside city limits and exits their vehicle with their handgun, they are a criminal if they do not have a permit.
The law is convoluted, confusing, and doesn’t even make sense to most law enforcement officers we have talked to.
Thankfully, Rep. Zito’s bill fixes this ridiculous issue once and for all.
To help you better understand how “simple” this bill should be for our lawmakers, we have a chart to better help you understand.