A bill being discussed in the Idaho Legislature would allow people to carry loaded firearms concealed in their vehicles–a practice which is currently illegal and not a favorite with cops.
Before the lawmakers start diddling with the law, they should read it. A simple reading of the current law seems to say that Federal Express and UPS drivers can also pack heat under their uniforms without fear of police intervention as well.
The mainstream media didn’t tell you about the real scary thing with the existing law. Here is an excerpt of Idaho Code 18-3302 which allows just about anyone who writes laws or is elected to office to carry a loaded piece without scrutiny…this includes school board members, city councilors, legislators, fire district commissioners, prosecutors and judges. We can tell you that a lot of these people pack heat on a regular basis.
Check out the exemptions from the concealed weapons law:
(12) The requirement to secure a license to carry a concealed weapon under this section shall not apply to the following persons:
(a) Officials of a county, city, state of Idaho, the United States, peace officers, guards of any jail, court appointed attendants or any officer of any express company on duty;
(b) Employees of the adjutant general and military division of the state where military membership is a condition of employment when on duty;
(c) Criminal investigators of the attorney general’s office, criminal investigators of a prosecuting attorney’s office, prosecutors and their deputies;
(d) Any person outside the limits of or confines of any city, or outside any mining, lumbering, logging or railroad camp, located outside any city, while engaged in lawful hunting, fishing, trapping or other lawful outdoor
(e) Any publicly elected Idaho official;
(f) Retired peace officers with at least ten (10) years of service with the state or a political subdivision as a peace officer and who have been certified by the peace officer standards and training council;
Next time you see a school board member or city councilor with lumpy clothes you may want to ask, “Is that a gun in your pocket or you just glad to see me?”
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