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Solons Seek To Dump Gun Carry Law

A dispute that erupted last year when former Republican Rep. Mark Patterson was allowed to carry a concealed weapon even after his permit was revoked has lawmakers trying to change Idaho's guns laws. Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, told House State Affairs Committee members Thursday getting rid of the exemption letting all elected officials carry concealed weapons without a permit would hold officials to the same standard as voters. The rule came under scrutiny when Patterson's concealed-carry permit was revoked in Ada County for not disclosing on his application he'd pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit rape in 1974/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you agree that elected officials should be required to get a concealed-carry permit, just like constituents?


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