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200 show in CdA for gun rally

Mike Johnson, of Athol, left, and Joe Hickman, of Post Falls, recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a pro-gun rally hosted by The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance Saturday in Coeur d’Alene City Park. (Shawn Gust / Coeur d'Alene Press)
Mike Johnson, of Athol, left, and Joe Hickman, of Post Falls, recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a pro-gun rally hosted by The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance Saturday in Coeur d’Alene City Park. (Shawn Gust / Coeur d'Alene Press)

Rathdrum resident and Idaho Constitutional Militia officer Howard Stavis has been a gun owner since the 1980s and very much believes in Second Amendment rights for Americans. He said he moved to Idaho from states “where you're really made to feel guilty if you're a gun owner.” “In California, if you owned a certain gun, after a certain calendar date, you became a felon, because they outlawed those certain guns,” he said. “Being a gun owner there was very difficult. You were made to feel like a freak. So, I came to Idaho.” When it comes to the idea of Constitutional Carry, which would legalize carrying a concealed weapon without having to obtain a permit, Stavis said he’s a little bit on the fence. He emphasized that it's a matter of responsibility/Devin Heilman, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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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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