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Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 1:12 p.m.

Bill Targets Cops Enforcing Gun Laws

Idaho law enforcement officers who help the federal government confiscate newly-banned firearms or ammunition would be guilty of a crime. That's according to a measure introduced Monday in the House State Affairs Committee seeking to interfere with attempts by President Obama and Congress to ban semiautomatic weapons or other firearms following the massacre of Connecticut elementary school students. Government employees in Idaho who help enforce new federal firearms restrictions or registration requirements would be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable with jail and a $1,000 fine. Rep. Mark Patterson of Boise said he seeks to ensure Idaho residents' “inalienable God-given rights to defend themselves” are forever protected/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Questionable: Would this bill, should it become law, be enforceable?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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