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Permitless carry takes effect today

Tens of thousands of people will be out this weekend celebrating America's independence and, for the first time in Idaho, some of those revelers may be legally packing a concealed weapon without a permit. But local law enforcement officials don’t foresee any extra chaos during a weekend of big crowds and plenty of partying as the new law goes into effect. "Our focus this weekend is the same as it always is — protect the citizens and maintain the peace and safety while there's large groups of people in town," said Coeur d'Alene Police Department Detective Jared Reneau. The "Constitutional Carry Bill," which went into effect today, allows Idaho residents 21 or older statewide, who are not otherwise disqualified, to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. However, there are still rules in place dictating where individuals can conceal carry, as well as what mindset they must be in to do so/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: How will the new law impact Idaho?

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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