New bill would loosen Idaho’s permitless concealed carry law

An eastern Idaho lawmaker backs legislation that would allow all adults over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

Currently, state law says only Idaho residents may carry concealed weapons in most places without a county-issued permit. However, concealed weapons are still prohibited inside schools, courthouses, and jails, as well as private businesses that decide to prohibit firearms.

The Senate State Affairs Committee has agreed to introduce the measure by Republican Senator Antony Potts of Idaho Falls that would no longer ban non-Idaho adults over the age of 21 from carrying concealed weapons without a permit. In Idaho, people ages 18 to 20 still need a permit and training.  (AP)

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