Idaho Gov. Little signs bill loosening restrictions on concealed carry

A new Idaho law will allow visitors to the state ages 18 and over who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training within city limits.

Governor Brad Little this week signed the bill to update last summer’s law allowing Idaho residents 18 and older are allowed to carry a concealed handgun within city limits in the Gem State without a permit or training. The new legislation extends that privilege to legal residents of the United States and U.S. armed services members.

Backers say the measure clears up confusion when people travel from rural areas to a city with a concealed firearm, as concealed carry is allowed in rural areas.

Opponents say allowing teenagers and anyone else to carry a concealed weapon without any required training within city limits is a bad idea and could lead to shootings. (AP)