Idaho Becomes 9th State to Allow Concealed Carry Without a Permit

concealed_carry_maineBy Joshua Krause

Despite the best efforts of the gun grabbers, polls show that on average, Americans have been slowly drifting towards supporting more gun freedoms over the years. Consequently, most states have been gradually loosening their gun laws, with the exception of places like California, Illinois, and New England. By and large, however, support for the Second Amendment has a lot of momentum, especially in regards to concealed carry laws.

Take Idaho for instance, where Governor Butch Otter just signed legislation that would allow citizens to concealed carry without a permit. “I’m a gun owner, a hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.” He said in an open letter last week “I have consistently championed our citizens’ gun rights throughout my years in public office, and I do so again today in signing Senate Bill 1389 into law.” The law argues that Idaho’s open carry laws are flawed, since citizens could still wind up breaking the law if their clothes accidentally cover their sidearms.

Residents of Idaho will still be able to receive a concealed carry permit, which will allow them to carry in other states. The law goes into effect on July 1st, and will grant conceal carry rights to anyone aged 21 and over who is legally allowed to own a firearm. Once it goes into effect, it will make Idaho the 9th state to allow concealed carry without a permit.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

  • john smith

    what do you mean allow..the state and federal government cant deminish a right

    • betterboy

      The 2nd amendment is perfectly clear. I should be able to strap on my 45 and go anywhere public in the USA. Our government has infringed that right over and over again, so they have diminished it. The supreme court should have told the truth about the 2nd amendment and not created restrictions that were not in the constitution. If you don’t like the constitution then change it, but don’t trash our rights!

  • nimbii


  • Somebody help me out here. If the Bill of Rights protects the inherent unalienable right to bear arms, why is government permission needed in 41 US states?
    Just joking. That’s a rhetorical question. Obviously what the constitution calls ‘rights’ are in fact, government granted privileges.

    • Average Joe American

      Your “granted” ability to defend yourself against aggression consists in and of your innate right to protect yourself (and loved others) against aggression.
      It’s not complicated. Strangers get up in your face with harmful or lethal intent, you repaint the nearest lamppost or fire hydrant with them. They break into your home, you and yours scrub the fridge afterwards. If they would do the same to you, you do it first. There would be fewer news articles about victims, more about survivors.
      Aggressors have no right to be in your home, nor in your face. The more of them get the message, the fewer of them will show up in your or others’ lives. The very fact that I (or you) can on any given day shoot a bad person dead, protects us…to the degree that bad people are cognizant of that fact.
      Where folks like me walk, there is no “Gun-Free” zone. My home is not gun free, I am not gun free in public. Ever.
      I say the more the merrier (or the more peaceful).

    • John C Carleton

      You mentioned VT on BLN. As i said, i think he took it very personal when i wondered in a post if the reason he was publishing so much zionist BS was because the IRS had paid him a visit, or they just paid him off. So i still can not post there, don’t go there but saw your comment and followed it there. VT is a limited hang out.

  • jaguar

    Apparently the governor of Idaho, and its citizens, are ignorant
    of the fact that the government has NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER to prohibit
    or permit the carrying of weapons, concealed or otherwise.
    This is a good example of how ignorance leads to loss of freedom.

    • betterboy

      I agree with your position. The new law should have re-stated the 2nd amendment and simply said any law that infringes will not be enforced. Sadly, the gun grabbers have all kinds of unconstitutional gun laws on the books that they will use to prosecute you – right or wrong. The real solution is a new statement from the supreme court stating that any law that infringes is void.

  • gweneth

    Lewie – exactly!
    But – kudos to Governor Butch Otter- nice to know there are some constitutionalists still around.
    Now if COLORADO would do the same – Hick you listening?Hick ?

    BTW: – what is the point of a background check and why do I have to register a gun to another that I might sell a gun to.
    We all ready have laws in place that it is a crime to shoot someone that is not aggressively attacking or stealing from you.
    Libertarians – believe there should only be 2 laws – a crime against a person or a persons things (which is really only 1 law).

  • Jim Kirk

    What are the other 8 states?

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