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Bill Would Allow Concealed Knives

A southern Idaho representative is frustrated his son was cited for illegally carrying a concealed dangerous weapon without a permit — because he had a four-inch knife under his car seat. Republican Rep. Pete Nielsen of Mountain Home said Thursday his son ended up paying $300 to remedy the situation after the traffic stop. As a result, Nielsen aims to change Idaho's concealed weapon law, so it no longer applies to knives with blades four inches or less. Nielsen said he's got the approval of Idaho police on his measure. He actually wanted to allow longer knives be concealed without a permit. But law enforcement agents told him four inches was their limit/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Anyone have a problem with concealed knives?

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

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