- Harrison Berry
- A rally organized by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance in February drew hundreds to the Idaho Statehouse.
So-called "permitless" firearms carry becomes law in Idaho on Friday, July 1, and Idaho Second Amendment advocates won't waste any time celebrating the milestone.
The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance rally will take place on the Idaho State Capitol Mall from 5-6 p.m. Similar rallies, which pressed for such a law to go into effect, drew hundreds of demonstrators to the Idaho Statehouse in recent months.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed SB 1389 into law in March, allowing Idahoans to begin carrying concealed firearms across the Gem State. In signing the bill, Otter issued a statement encouraging those who choose to carry concealed firearms to receive safety training, though there's no training provision in the bill.
The law enables Idahoans over the age of 21 to carry concealed firearms without a permit with few exceptions. Idahoans aged 18-21 may permitless carry at the discretion of local sheriffs.
Previously, concealed carry without a permit was limited to areas outside city limits. Idaho is now the eighth state to allow permitless carry of firearms.