Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, is plenty steamed about the demise of his bill, HB 514, in a Senate committee today; the measure would have removed state elected officials’ exemption from the requirement for a concealed weapons permit. “I guess I’m surprised that a senator would say he should maintain special privileges over the people who put him into office,” Youngblood said, referring to comments in the committee by Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian. “Isn’t that kind of odd?”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
DFO: Next time you see state Sen. Russ "Special Gun Privileges" Fulcher in the area schmoozing for votes in his bid to unseat Gov. Butch Otter, you might ask him why he deserves special gun privileges that his constituents don't get.