Idaho Legislature Considering Guns in Schools
The battle over Second Amendment rights heats up this week in the Idaho Legislature. The proposed 'Marcy's Law' that passed the state Senate is under fire from Gem State Conservative Groups.
Proponents of the bill appear to be concerned as they have 'adjusted' the law according to social media reports. The change in direction did not stop the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance from organizing a march against the legislation Thursday morning.
Republican Representative Chad Christensen of Ammon has introduced a bill that would allow enhanced conceal and carry permit holders the freedom to carry in schools, without getting approval from their local school board.
The Idaho Statesman reports the guidelines in the proposed legislation. The person must have control of the weapon at all times while in the school area. School officials can not discipline them for not disclosing that they're carrying a gun. Individuals must reveal to a police officer that they are a concealed weapon if the officer is investigating a crime.
This is not the first or last time both the Idaho House and Senate have debated gun issues. Conceal Carry, the Castle Doctrine, Campus Carry and other proposed bills have been written and rewritten. Recently the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance and other Conservative groups have pressured officials to pass Campus Carry and eliminating the need for a concealed carry permit.