NRA proposes change to Idaho carry concealed permit law.

The National Rifle Association, or NRA, says the citizens of…

The National Rifle Association, or NRA, says the citizens of Idaho should be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

Blackfoot police called it a “horrible” idea Monday morning, and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has concerns. But the NRA said every person should have the right to defend themselves whether at home or in public.

John “Ski” Szulczewski has sold guns at his popular Idaho Falls shop for more than 20 years, and he’s loved every minute of it.

“I think it’s great,” said Szulczewski. “I think everybody should have one.”

And now, the NRA is proposing that every person should also have the right to carry it without a permit.

“Crime being as indiscriminate as it is, people are just as likely to be attacked outside their home as they are inside,” said Andrew Arulanandam, director of NRA public affairs. “The right to defend oneself shouldn’t be luxury you have to purchase.”

But $50 and a one page form is what a permit costs in Bonneville County. And that’s only if you get clearance from the state.

“We at least know their background is clear,,” said Sgt. Jeff Edwards with the sheriff’s office. “We know they’ve got mental capacity that makes them able to do the right thing at the right time.”

Source: Marissa Bodnar for

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