Video: Coeur d'Alene Disarms Ban of Guns at Parades


A 14-year ban of firearms in and around parades in Coeur d'Alene has been overturned.

Initially, Coeur d'Alene officials decided to ban weapons after white supremacist groups, such as the Aryan Nation, would march through the city brandishing weapons. But more recently some citizens have said the city's ordinance violated their right to bear arms. 

And KREM-TV reports that Coeur d'Alene city attorneys said that the ordinance was out of compliance with Idaho state law. As a result, the Coeur d'Alene City Council voted Tuesday night to overturn the ordinance.

"You would have someone have the expense of prosecution and court and the court saying the city doesn't have the right to do this," Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Mike Gridley told KREM-TV.