Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney told the GUARDIAN he endorsed a law signed Thursday by Gov. Butch Otter that would make it a crime for Idaho coppers or officials to follow ANY edicts from Washington regarding guns and ammo.
Raney said, “Last year I and many other law enforcement leaders opposed HB 219 because it would have interfered with our ability to work cooperatively in certain drug, racketeering and other criminal investigations.”
He went on to say, “This year, SB1332 has been rewritten to address those concerns and ensure that we continue to have the ability to arrest violent criminals and keep guns out of their hands. I support our 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms and this legislation sends a message to the White House and Congress that we plan to defend that right. Therefore, I commend the good work of the intelligent and reasonable legislators who worked to find the right wording that is truly in the best interests of Idaho citizens.”
S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. Alaska and Kansas have also passed similar laws. Who would have ever thought Alaska, Kansas, and Idaho would be considered “elite?”
Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. “By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ — especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements”
Ban Enforcement Act, will:
“protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal executive orders, agency orders, statutes, laws, rules, or regulations enacted or promulgated on or after the effective date of this act, to violate their oath of office and Idaho citizens’ rights under Section 11, Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho.”
The legislation continued:
any official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision thereof who knowingly and willfully orders an official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision of the state to enforce any executive order, agency order, law, rule or regulation of the United States government as provided in subsection (2) of this section upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition shall, on a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) which shall be paid into the general fund of the state…
S1332 also includes an emergency provision meaning it takes effect immediately upon signature.
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