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Idaho House passes campus gun bill

BOISE – The Idaho House voted 41-28 Wednesday to allow guns on the state’s college campuses, over the objections of the colleges, the state Board of Education and law enforcement. …


Gun permit bill advances to full Idaho House

BOISE – A bill to permit guns on Idaho’s college campuses was approved by a legislative committee Thursday and now moves to the full Idaho House, over the objections of …


Judge dismisses gun lawsuit from Idaho, other states

A federal judge in Missoula is dismissing a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws.


Supreme Court backs gun owner rights

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday that Americans nationwide have a constitutional right to have a handgun at home for self-defense, even in cities that until now have outlawed …


Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

The Supreme Court held today that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace …


Court: Libraries can filter the Web

OLYMPIA – Public libraries do not have to turn off their Internet filters for adult patrons who want to view pornography on library computers, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday. …


Armed rally gathers in national park

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Several dozen Second Amendment advocates – many with loaded handguns on their hips and rifles dangling from their shoulders – gathered in a park within view of …


NRA mum on states’ gun fights

HELENA – The nation’s most influential gun-rights group is conspicuously absent – and nearly silent – in a growing battle between states and the federal government over gun control. The …


Idaho joins other states in gun case

BOISE – Idaho has joined a federal court case in Montana arguing that locally made and used guns should be exempt from all federal laws, including registration requirements. It’s a …


Idaho joins Montana gun freedom case

Idaho has joined a federal court case in Montana arguing that locally made and used guns should be exempt from all federal laws, including registration requirements. It’s a follow-up to …


Commentary: Gun rights potentially sticky issue for Stern

Someone isn’t just raining on David Stern’s image parade, someone is threatening to shoot it up. Gilbert Arenas’ gun-toting behavior, his fingers-cocked mockery of it and the recent charges against …


More arms to bear

Thom George may have been a foreigner in North Idaho, but he wasted little time in adjusting to the area’s outdoor-oriented lifestyle. After moving to a sprawling plot of countryside …


Gun control case to get court’s ear

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court set up a historic decision on gun control Wednesday, saying it will rule whether restrictive state and local laws violate the Second Amendment right to …


Court denies gun-ban appeal

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park, finding a Supreme Court ruling in a …


House OKs bill allowing guns in national parks

WASHINGTON – Gun rights advocates have found a sweet spot in Democratic-dominated Washington, and they are using it to aggressively push legislation. Their latest victory came Wednesday when the House …


Bill allowing guns in parks advances

WASHINGTON – The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving to restore a Bush administration policy that allowed loaded guns in national parks. The Senate voted Tuesday to allow guns in national parks …


Pair of Montana Democrats may be gun lobby’s best allies

HELENA – Two Montana Democrats are leading the charge against gun control – and forcing former political foes to recognize that Democrats could be their strongest allies while the party …


Gun rights bill clears House

If Idaho comes under a state of “extreme emergency” including martial law, invasion or insurrection, the state still shouldn’t be able to take away anyone’s guns, the Idaho House declared …


Martial-law gun rights bill passes Idaho House

Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, today persuaded the Idaho House to vote 61-9 in favor of his legislation preventing the government from seizing guns in cases of “extreme emergency.”