Gov. Butch Otter of Idaho signed Senate Bill 1389, which recognizes the right of persons 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit within city limits. Concealed carry without a permit is already legal in rural areas for individuals who are at least 18 years old, as is open carry within city limits. The new law will go into effect on July 1, according to KTVB.
The governor, who describes himself as a Lifetime NRA member, also wrote a letter encouraging everyone who intends to carry a concealed firearm “… to take advantage of gun-safety training opportunities available from many reputable sources throughout Idaho.”