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Idaho Concealed Carry Laws


Idaho Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: 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 restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: 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: County Sheriff
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website: link
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  Permit Application Process: Present the application and other required documents with the Sheriff’s office in your county of residence.
  Non-Resident Permits: 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.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:

Basic Permit:

Enhanced Permit

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