Conclusion to last weeks Bills on constitutional carry and the results:
We found with HB89 a driving force that every gun owner of our state found agreement. Watching this fight from the people of Idaho and our legislators has given me a better view as to how things can go wrong and it reaffirms my drive to provide clear accountable reporting on such important matters as this.
One of the first things I have noticed in the mainstream news in my state seems to not give such a clear vision of what is actually going on and in doing so creates confusion and lack of communication. A common reply I received from our representative’s was that the media always seems to get it wrong and in doing so blurs the path of said communication to the point of contamination to a solution.
Then you have lobbyists like the NRA jump into this confusion with their NRA Bill 243 without consulting the citizens of Idaho before they did. Here are what the citizens had to say about it in the AM session.
That seems to be the M.O. of the NRA and if that was not enough their Rep Mr. Dakota Moore insulted the very folks he and the NRA claim to represent with the following statement. Dakota Moore, the NRA spokesman said as his closing remarks in the p.m. session that he “never thought he would see the day that when the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance and Mothers Demand Action would argue against the same bill”.
Well Dakota, now you know what all Idahoans think about this bill, it’s trash. Evidently, there are a few citizens in Wyoming who are equally unimpressed with you, your partners and your glaringly obvious agenda. http://wyominggunowners.org/you-won-nra-reveals-real-stripes/ <== Scroll down, it gets very interesting.
If you read HB301 you will begin to see it’s very apparent the NRA wrote it in their best interest for promoting proprietary gun training where they are the main benefactor in endorsement.
(excerpt from bill)
(9) The Sheriff May Require the applicant to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm and must accept any one (1) of the fallowing as evidence of the applicant’s familiarity with a firearm:
(a) Completion of any hunters education or hunters safety course approved by the department of fish and game or the similar agency of another state;
(b) Completion of ant NRA firearms safety of training course or ANY NRA hunter education course or any equivalent course; <<<–THATS RIGHT, ONLY THE NRA OR STATE CAN PROVIDE SAID TRAINING……
So in conclusion we must resist, at all cost, HB301 and wait till next year to address HB89..
Thanks but NO thanks, NRA. Many TVOI viewers have lost faith in your intentions to the citizens wishes in this matter and wish you to not interfere again as we don’t need nor want, said input or insults….
Whatever the outcome next year may bring in this debate on constitutional carry, one thing is certain.
It’s clear that the NRA is not looking out for the interest of Idaho citizens, only their own.