I’m a strong advocate of the Second Amendment and feel that the right to bear arms is part of being American. At first reading, SB 1389, the “permitless-carry bill, sounds like a great safeguard to our Second Amendment rights. However, I can’t help but think the bill — which has passed and has been signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter — is actually setting up Idahoans for failure; and the penalty for such failure is disastrous.
Does permitless carry really mean you can legally carry concealed without a permit? Federal law says no. Is permitless carry worth going to prison, paying up to $5,000 in fines, losing your gun rights for life, and mortgaging your home to hire an attorney, just to avoid paying the one-time fee of $62.45 for a concealed weapons permit? I believe not. Permitless-carry at your own risk.