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Idaho sheriffs adopt position on gun violence

The Idaho Sheriffs Association, which is holding its annual legislative meeting in Boise this week, has adopted an official position on gun violence, declaring that sheriffs “support the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and we oppose any intrusion upon those rights,” while also recognizing the need for improved mental health treatment, the need to ensure the “legally prohibited persons” don’t have access to firearms, and the power of the courts to interpret the scope of constitutional rights. The position statement, in large part, echoes a resolution adopted by the National Sheriffs Association. “In order to achieve success, we must work together on issues upon which we can agree,” the position statement says. “Citizens expect it and our children deserve it.” You can read the full position statement here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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