Legislation At A Glance -- District 23
The Idaho Small Arms Protection Act is unlike any other legislation in the country, designed to protect the owners of small arms in Idaho. Idaho has a Firearm Freedom Act however our prior law passed has been proven to be insufficient to protect gun owners as the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that some provisions of our law violates the supremacy clause of the United States constitution. Our goal is to defend the right of Idahoans to possess the arms necessary to protect and defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Idahoans expect the Democrat-controlled Congress to pass law, and President Biden to issue executive orders which will impose significant taxes on firearms and accessories routinely owned by Idahoans, tax on ammunition, require background checks,waiting periods for firearms and ammunition, registration of firearms, licensing by individuals wishing to possess a firearm, or declare certain firearms and accessories illegal. Idaho’s constitution prohibits registration of firearms.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.
This bill does not declare federal law which have been in place for decades are null, rather it protects certain arms, ammunition, reloading supplies and components. Many of these items have been declared illegal in other states. Idaho will protect the right of our citizens to own and use them pursuant to their right protected by the Second Amendment. This legislation will provide criminal and civil immunity to law enforcement officials and elected officials who refuse to aid federal agents in enforcing federal law passed that is not pursuant to the United States Constitution, Idaho’s Constitution, or Idaho code. If the Attorney General of the state of Idaho will not defend this legislation, this bill provides a way for the legislature to pass a concurrent resolution to intervene on behalf of our state. This law will not allow for violation of federal law,this is a statement that the State of Idaho will defend your right to own these small arms. We invite all to join us in this effort to declare our state sovereignty, uphold our Second Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Ninth Amendment and Tenth Amendment.
Editors Note: When we get the 'Legislation at a Glance' from our Representatives, we will try to get them in the paper and this is your opportunity to reach out to your elected officials with any comment or concerns happening in your government