Idaho Gun Laws
Unrestricted in most public areas
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Concealed Handgun carry by recognized permittee allowed
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
No restriction by state law
Firearms at Colleges:
Concealed carry allowed by law
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Idaho permittee may have a loaded handgun in the vehicle only
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
No state restrictions
Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees:
Loaded handguns may be in the vehicle in plain view. Loaded rifles or shotguns can be in plain view or cased.
Firearm Law Uniformity:
State preemption law prevents local jurisdictions from taking away state firearm rights.
Permit Training Requirements:
Basic permit requires only mimimal training such as hunter education. Enhanced permit requires a full class with live fire.
Permit Issuing Authority:
State Contact Info:
Attorney General of Idaho
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
Present the application and other required documents with the Sheriff’s office in your county of residence.
Non-residents may apply
Places Off Limits:
Courthouses, Juvenile justice facility or jail, Public or Private K-12 Schools, Student dormitory or resident hall, public entertainment facility provided that signage is conspicuously posted.
Yes, but only for ID residents. Non-residents must either open carry or have a recognized permit.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
No Duty to Retreat
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