A flurry of gun bills is about to consume a fair amount of time and debate at the Idaho Statehouse.
The Associated Press' John Miller reports this morning that Midvale Republican Rep. Judy Boyle will unveil a couple of measures on Monday, Feb. 18, designed to bolster Idaho's push back against federal firearms regulations. One such bill would grant authority to local law enforcement not to cooperate with some federal gun controls. Still another could clear the way to allow more concealed weapons in more locations, including schools.
"This all goes back to the schools," Boyle told the AP.
Even more proposed legislation, still waiting in the wings, would declare federal commerce law inapplicable to guns and ammunition. Still another would "strongly encourage" school districts to allow teachers to be armed "or else face legal liabilities for creating gun-free zones, should a tragedy occur," according to the AP.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has encouraged lawmakers to "step up their vigilance," according to the AP.
"Anytime Washington takes aim on the Second Amendment, it really perks up my ears and my interest," he said.