ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Eye On Boise

Senate shelves bill to criminalize Idaho cops for enforcing fed gun laws

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Senate has shelved a measure that sought to make it a misdemeanor for Idaho law enforcement officials to enforce any new federal firearms restrictions. The bill cleared the House on a party-line vote and is awaiting a Senate State Affairs Committee hearing. But its chairman, Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie of Nampa, said Thursday he won't have adequate time to give it a public vetting during the 2013 session. There have been concerns it could complicate relationships between Idaho law enforcement and federal agencies that currently cooperate, including on drug investigations. Rep. Mark Patterson, a Boise Republican and the measure's sponsor, has said his bill is intended to protect Idahoans' gun rights. However, President Obama's administration has said it has no plans to confiscate weapons or require national firearms registration.


  


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

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

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here