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Bill would let young adults conceal carry guns across Idaho

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 14:19:27-05

BOISE — An Idaho legislative committee has advanced a bill that would allow 18- to 20-year-olds carry a concealed weapon in city limits without a permit.

People 21 and older already have that right in Idaho. But that law, passed in 2016, excluded 18-to-20-year-olds from carrying a concealed handgun within city limits unless they have a conceal carry permit. Under the proposed law, that exception would go away.

The House State Affairs Committee voted 13-2 to send the legislation to the House floor with a "do pass" recommendation, with all the Republicans on the committee and Pocatello Democrat Rep. Elaine Smith voting in favor. Only Reps. John Gannon and Brooke Green, both Democrats from Boise, were opposed.