Sandpoint, ID – Representative Heather Scott, finished her Townhall tour on Thursday, October 29th at the Sandpoint library to a full house.
The Power of the Engaged Citizen was her message and she related multiple stories of recent events in which individuals effected change.
She told of the Veteran in Priest River that was about to lose his gun rights. One person notified her on a Wednesday evening, and by Thursday morning, a crowd of about 100 people came to stand with this man. His rights have been restored.
She talked of the person who challenged the highway department when they placed 16 signs on Highway 2 near Laclede, ID. The signs are now gone.
She discussed the citizen that questioned the “No Guns Allowed” sign at the Blanchard Community Center. That sign has also been removed.
Each of these people took the proper legal steps to verify the laws, and challenge them when they felt the situation was unjust.
Scott reminded everyone that their rights come from God, but they will not keep them if they do not get involved and hold their government accountable. You don’t have to run for office, but you must be aware of what is happening in your community. It may be a letter to the editor, or an email to your representative. Scott remarked that they must make their officials aware that the public is watching.
Representative Scott is a freshman in the Idaho House, representing District 1, Boundary and Bonner Counties. She made headlines this year when she led the fight for House Bill 89, the ‘Constitutional Carry Bill.’ She says that fight is not over. It will be brought up again.
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