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Hayden mulls firearms change

HAYDEN - The Hayden City Council tonight will consider amending its firearms ordinance.

The current ordinance states that it's unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within the city, with the exception of law enforcement officers, Fish and Game officials, or military honor guards. A person may also discharge a firearm on properties zoned for agricultural use, if the discharge is for slaughtering animals.

The proposed amendments would add language to the ordinance saying a person may discharge a firearm in the lawful defense of people or property, or while on a sport shooting range.

Hayden City Attorney John Cafferty said the additions are straight from Idaho code. More here. David Cole, CdA Press

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NRA Newtown Response: Arm Schools

The Senate gun control debate on the near horizon, a National Rifle Association-sponsored report on Tuesday proposed a program for schools to train selected staffers as armed security officers. The former Republican congressman who headed the study suggested at least one protector with firearms for every school, saying it would speed responses to attacks. The report’s release served as the gun-rights group’s answer to improving school safety after the gruesome December slayings of 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. And it showed the organization giving little ground in its fight with President Barack Obama over curbing firearms/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Gun-rights activist protests legislation in Connecticut today)

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Group: Make Idaho Firearms Hot Spot

The association’s membership has grown from about 30 or 40 last year to more than 100 this year, according to Jon Anson, who co-founded the group while running a horse ranch and boarding business. The group’s mission is to build Idaho into a firearms- and ammunition-making hot spot. The state’s relatively lenient gun laws make it a good candidate for companies looking to leave states that have higher taxes and more gun-control laws, the group says. “Idaho in general is as gun-friendly as it gets,” said Nagy, who does dealer development and sales for Primary Weapons Systems. The group points especially to Idaho’s product-liability laws, which it says make it harder to sue gun and ammunition manufacturers than it is in other states. The state’s laws and legal precedents are “not supportive of frivolous or nuisance lawsuits,” said Sara Keyes, a board member/Audrey Dutton, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you want to see Idaho become the firearms capitol of the U.S.?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/08/08/2223377/idaho-firearms-industry-group.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/08/08/2223377/idaho-firearms-industry-group.html#storylink=cpy

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