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Little signs bill loosening restrictions on concealed carry

Darin Oswald


In this March 13, 2020  photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference at his Statehouse office in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald / associated press)
Darin Oswald In this March 13, 2020 photo, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks at a news conference at his Statehouse office in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald / associated press)
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BOISE – Visitors to Idaho 18 and over who can legally possess firearms will be allowed to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training within city limits under legislation signed into law by Gov. Brad Little.

The Republican governor signed the bill Wednesday, according to information on his website.

Idaho residents 18 and older are allowed to carry a concealed handgun within city limits in Idaho without a permit or training following a law that went into place last summer.

The legislation signed by Little extends that to legal residents of the United States and U.S. armed services members.

Backers say the measure clears up confusion when people travel from rural areas to a city with a concealed firearm. Concealed carry is allowed in rural areas.

Opponents say allowing teenagers to carry a concealed weapon without any required training within city limits is a bad idea and could lead to shootings.

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