Following 'Momentum' of Guns-on-Campus, North Idaho Lawmaker Wants to Lift Other Weapons Restrictions



A North Idaho lawmaker, emboldened by the 2014 Idaho Legislature's approval of the guns-on-campus bill—which has now become law—says he wants to lift other firearms restrictions.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams, "playing off the momentum of the Legislature," wants to eliminate a city ordinance that bans weapons from parades and festivals.

"I thought, 'Why not continue this momentum to bolster the Second Amendment and eliminate this ordinance?'" Adams told the Press. "I don't want some poor guy with a concealed weapon attending a parade to be subject to a misdemeanor."

Adams took his proposal to his city's General Services Committee, which agreed to send the issue to staff for analysis.

But Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley reminded the Press that the ordinance was placed into effect following annual marches by the Aryan Nations through downtown Coeur d'Alene, which on occasions resulted in conflicts between the marchers and angry spectators.

But Adams said, "I think the whole thing was just a knee-jerk reaction to the Aryan parades."

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