Coeur d'Alene Stands by Gun Ban, But It May Get Sued for Doing So

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The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is urging members on its Facebook page to attend several upcoming city council meetings in Emmett, Fruitland, Lewiston and Mountain Home, as part of what it calls the "Preemption Project." The post said city councils and mayors are expected to overturn ordinances that are "outdated and out of compliance with Idaho's preemption law"—a law that prohibits cities from regulating firearms.

The post continues, listing cities and counties that have overturned ordinances or where "full support is expected," which include Meridian, Gem County and Twin Falls County. The organization is also chipping away at others, like Star and Nampa, but it recently had its sights set on another city: Coeur d'Alene.

When the Coeur d'Alene City Council refused to overturn laws prohibiting firearms at parades and public assemblies, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance threatened to sue, according to KTVB. A report from the Coeur d'Alene Press said the organization lacks the legal standing to file suit on its own, but members are working with an attorney to build a case.

The organization is celebrating a recent victory in Twin Falls County, where commissioners unanimously voted to overturn their firearms ordinance—allowing guns to be carried into county parks.