- Harrison Berry
- Gun rights advocate Jeff Smith, his dog Kira and his AR-15 at a January 2014 Second Amendment rally in Boise.
As promised, members of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance will take their effort to push for "permitless carry" legislation to the Idaho Capitol today in what the ISAA is calling a Rally for Constitutional Carry. The group will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Grove Plaza and march to the Capitol Building.
Last fall, the pro-gun lobbyists held a series of rallies across Idaho, advocating for the right to carry weapons, openly or concealed, without a permit in city limits. Currently, Idaho permitless carry is allowed anywhere but within city limits.
Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of the Virginia-based Gun Owners of America, is expected to be speak at the rally today, as is Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman and former gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher.
Currently, House Bill 422 sits in the Idaho House Ways and Means Committee. The proposed legislation would "make Idaho a permitless carry state" but restrict permitless carry for anyone under the age of 21. ISAA President Greg Pruett said his organization opposes the age restriction, but the proposal "is a first step in a process of just getting permitless carry passed."