Idaho/Washington Democrats Pushing for Local Gun Control

While gun owners are busy fighting back against AR-15 and magazine bans, the gun control crowd has been working on another major gun control push.

Democrat lawmakers and radical gun control groups like Moms Demand Action and Everytown For Gun Safety have long wanted to rid states of firearm preemption laws.

In Florida, cities have sued the state and demanded that penalties for their violation of the preemption statute be removed.

Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and other states have also seen attacks on firearm preemption in recent years.

Gun grabbers would love nothing more than to be able to enforce their own radical gun control agendas.

In the Northwest, radical Democrats in Washington are trying (HB 1374) to give more local control to cities and counties by eliminating firearm preemption completely.

House Bill 1374 already has 17 legislators on board and has already had its first public hearing.

A repeal of Washington’s firearm preemption would have devastating consequences on gun owners across the state.

No longer would the firearm laws be the same no matter where you traveled in Washington, but there would be a patchwork of laws from city to city.

Imagine a city like Seattle, with its rampant crime and dirty public property telling gun owners they can’t carry a gun for self-defense!

Seattle is becoming more and more dangerous with crime running unimpeded in many areas.

This would greatly increase the risk that a gun owner would inadvertently violate a local ordinance and face fines or imprisonment.

Gun owners in Washington must speak out against any changes to the firearm preemption statute which has been in place for decades.

This is one of the most crucial gun control bills that gun owners must kill in 2020.

In Idaho, Rep. John Gannon (D-17) from Boise is considering a bill to let Idaho’s cities and counties regulate how many rounds a citizen can carry onto public property.

Idaho House Representative John Gannon (Democrat – Boise – District 17)

Not only is this type of policy illogical, it certainly isn’t going to stop a determined criminal from harming innocent people.

Idaho Second Amendment Alliance President Greg Pruett, when asked about the idea said, We spoke with Rep. Gannon about his proposal and informed him that the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance would not support his proposal.”

Idaho has had firearm preemption since 2008.

Sandpoint and a number of other cities have made efforts to ignore the law since that time.

Rep. Christy Zito (R-23) and Rep. Heather Scott (R-1) are submitting a bill to add penalties to the existing statute for those who individuals who knowingly and willfully violate the firearm preemption law.

While Rep. Gannon’s proposal is unlikely to go anywhere, it does show that perhaps Democrats in Idaho are feeling bolder about what proposals they will bring forward.

Idahoans better be on the lookout for more radical proposals in the future.

49 thoughts on “Idaho/Washington Democrats Pushing for Local Gun Control”

    1. They aren’t going to do that, and you know it. It is time we pack them up and send them on their way. There are three nice states close made just for them. Oregon, Washington and California.

      1. Don’t understand why they want to keep pushing for a Revolutionary War people that have guns are not going to just hand them over just like me I will be on the line and Democrats better have something to fight with9

      2. I say lets give the liberals the coast states and also seperate the eastern sides from the western sides and create a bigger stare for idaho. Lets see how long they last.

      3. Please don’t send them to Washington, we have are hands full already fighting the gun grabbing UN American Devilcrats.

    2. FUCK THAT!!!! We don’t want anymore gun-hating trouble-making damnyankee rabble-rousers here in Va.! We HAD a strong pre-emption law in place that replaced the confusing patchwork crazy quilt of local ordinances, restrictions, purchase permits and waiting periods that was in place for years before pre-emption was enacted, BUT, the newly elected democrat majority in our General Assembly just did away with it at the behest of our worthless dipwad excuse for a governor, Ralph “Blackface” Northam! So keep all of your hoplophobic candy-assed gun haters out there. They are NOT welcome here!!!

      1. Touché! We don’t want them in Idaho either! Stay in CA, for the love of Pete! If you love your leftist agendas and laws, then stay or go where they are prevalent. Stop coming to my state/county and trying to change it to suit yourself. 😡

        1. I AGREE!!! It is like the Muslims! Stay the hell in your own damn country & Leave OURS ALONE!!!!! I am Sick of the Devilcrats/Democraps!!!!

    3. Idaho used to a patriot state, conservative values, pro-Constitution….but with the migration of leftwing locusts from California, they have infiltrated the political sphere to push their agenda to turn Idaho into the high tax, anti-Constitution shithole they came from.

      1. I am a staunch Second Amendment supporter, a Conservative and a Patriot. I love Idaho, my son and his family live in Northern Idaho. Idaho is done for if the current growth rate stays the same. The farmland is being turned into California style Subdivisions and most residents are relatively new to the area, not a good situation. Sadly, you will be like Washington State in ten years and be run by transplanted politicians. I take issue a little with all these Idahoans that claim to be staunch Patriots. I sell American Made Nails, made from American Produced Steel. The Lumberyards in Idaho love selling cheap generic imports from Malaysia, China and Vietnam. I wave the flag and get snubbed because I am a wee bit higher priced. All these flag waving contractors and they sell out over a buck or two! I have far more American Made Product on the shelf in Liberal Washington then I do in Idaho, just so all you Idahoans know. 🙂

      2. I totally agree. I have the same opinion. I am tired of seeing so many changes in Idaho in general, but taxes, and gun control are the most bothersome. You are right, the dems who want to change Idaho into a CA/ San Francisco/Seattle, better stay away from Idaho.

      3. We need to get rid of those bastard paying people to change the laws!!! Can we just line them all up & push them OFF a cliff

    4. No, they need to get their head out of their backside. The states with more lenient gun laws are safer than the states with strict gun laws.

    5. Smells like Bloomberg money being spread around. I just have to point out, History repeats itself. Disarming the population is the first step towards genocide. Look up the Georgia Guide Stones. The first step to have a sustainable planet is to keep the population under 500 million. The globalists like Bloomberg have no qualms about genocide

      1. Wayne, That is a fact! Bloomberg is more dangerous than most the other idiotic Dems vying for their parties nomination. He has massive money and is buying his way in, let’s hope people don’t fall for his completely misleading ads! His agenda is the worse than the rest of them as well.
        His money is behind many of the Democrats in VA, and look what is happening there!

  1. The folks in Idaho better start weeding out the democrat politicians before things get out of hand. I believe it is too late for the country folks in Washington. Once the liberals get into office their agenda becomes like a cancer that is out if control.

      1. it ISN’T ABOUT BEING A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, IT IS ABOUT COMMON SENSE LAWS , RIGHTS AND VALUES WHICH WE HAVE IN PLACE, IDAHO HAS GREAT LEADERSHIP, AND WE HAVE A GREAT STATE, WE ARE ALSO ONE OF THE SAFEST STATES TO LIVE IN AS WELL,,

        WHAT WE DONT NEED UP HERE IN IDAHO IS THE COCK SUCKERS WHO MOVE UP HERE AND BRING THERE ILL FATED VALUES WITH THEM,,

        ALL I CAN SAY IS MOVE YOUR ASS BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM….

        i HAD A NEIGHBOR COMPLAIN BECAUSE I SHOOT IN MY BACK YARD 1 DAY A WEEK TO PRACTICE FOR A NATIONAL EVENT , BUT SHE AND A FEW OTHERS DONT LIKE IT, AS MUCH AS I TRY TO BE HUMBLE WITH THEM, AS MUCH AS i TRY TO BE SAFE ,AND ADVOCATE FOR FIREARM SAFETY AND RESPONSIBLE OWNER SHIP THEY STILL DON’T LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T SHOOT,, BUT I AM THE GUY WHO DOES AND WILL HELP THEM NO MATTER WHAT THEY THINK…

        nO MATTER WHAT I DO;;; I AM A REBEL IN THERE MINDS, SO WITH THAT SAID, I AM SORRY THEY FEEL THAT WAY, BUT THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO MOVE TO CALIFORNIA WHERE GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, AND HOMELESSNESS AND SANCTUARY CITIES THRIVE…..

    1. You are correct. Idahoans are blaming people like me from California who moved here because we thought Idaho had the same Conservative beliefs we value. Who has been voting these Democrats and Rhinos into office here? Many of Idaho’s Liberal politicians were born here. How come the sudden shift towards Leftist views is being blamed on people like me who did not vote these sell outs into office. I know what can happen to a state if this does not get under control. I do not know one Californian who moved here that is a Liberal Democrat. California snowflakes do not want to move to Idaho. They like their sanctuary states. My own son is a Liberal. He lives in Seattle because of the similar views. I couldn’t pay him to move here.

    2. It’s not just conservatives being pushed out of States like California but many of the liberals who can no longer afford the high taxes and housing brought on by their own socialist beliefs. They are scurrying into States like Texas, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona. Like locusts devouring everything in their path without realizing that they are putting their own lives in peril. The Boise Valley is already over run and our politicians are being swayed more and more by the liberal agenda. I keep saying we need the Electoral College at the State level in order to stop Idaho or other Conservative States of becoming California, Oregon oe Washington. We’ve all watched as the large Urban areas that seem to attract the liberal crowd soon dominate State politics while rural areas end up cow towing because of smaller population centers. Just as our great Country has used it to keep representation of all States equal the need now is showing in our Counties, around our States. The population centers control the legislation, with very little representation from the rural areas.

  2. Shall not be infringed period. To the left We have gave and gave and gave over the last 20 years and no more if your actions result in creating a civil war in result of your treason to our constitutional republic i will gladly stand against you and hold the line. Food for thought one time in our hystory tyrrants like you swung in the wind hung from trees for alot less acts tyrranny. So keep pushing we the people will not take any more. Act wisley and look at your freedom and what protects it. You might want to weld yourself into a socialist cage but the rest of us free men and woman are going to keep our freedom and even protect yours as well. I garentee you have freinds and family who have bleed or died for our rights so why give them up. You are only endangering people with your agenda. Criminals are the problem not law abiding citizens. Criminals by definition do not follow laws so your laws are taking bullets out of a good guys gun and forcing a situation where we will be out gunned in defensive situations. While mr career criminal will have every upper hand. Not to mention globally how the 2nd amendment has served as a number one reason foreign countrys never invaded.
    For everyone out there standing tje line with me i thank you. You are my brethren and i will be proud to stand with any of you patriots thank you

  3. Hitler started with Gun Control and then Confiscation…I am tired of these Nazi’s telling us what kind of guns e can have.
    They are the main reason we need them!
    I am a Marine Veteran that more qualified to own a gun better than most Police!
    OORAH!

  4. well FIRST AND FOREMOST Idaho IS A GUN STATE, SO THERE AGENDA TO TAKE AWAY GUNS WONT WORK HERE, SO ALL I CAN SAY IS MOVE BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM…. I AM AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE LIKE ANYONE ELSE , BUT ILL FATED QUESTS BY CERTAIN GROUPS TO TAKE AWAY GUNS FROM THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WONT WORK, PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS” AT THE CRIMINALS FEET, NOT OURS//

    AS ALWAYS THESE GROUPS THINK THE ONLY WAY TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE IS TAKE AWAY GUNS,, OK LET’S SAY WE TAKE AWAY ALL THE GUNS? WHAT WOULD BE THE STEP IN CURBING VIOLENCE WITH DANGEROUS WEAPONS? NO MORE KNIVES, BASEBALL BATS, VEHICLES, HOME MADE BOMBS, POISONS, STRONG ARM GANGS, HANGINGS? BURNING PEOPLE AT THE CROSS?

    iN SUMMARY WE HAVE A PEOPLE PROBLEM NOT A GUN PROBLEM..

  5. Shun them and treat them like the dirt they are…. tell them to go back to Hell (California) or repent and buy a gun… that should explode their pee brains

  6. This is what happens when CA is emptying out into your state. They bring their ugly values with them. We need a border wall at the CA border and it would slow down the Dem revolution in our state right now.

    1. What makes you think Californians are at fault for the homegrown Idahoan politicians you voted into office who are bringing the Liberal politics in? The two years I have lived in Idaho I have come across so many people born in Idaho who are very Liberal. I am very pro 2A. And a strong Conservative Republican. I am Catholic and anti abortion. I have a good job and provide for myself. I do not drink or do drugs. I have never even been arrested. Just because I am from California does not automatically label me a snowflake bleeding heart liberal who is a criminal.
      There are many more Californians who care aboit Idaho. Idaho needs people like us moving here otherwise the state is going to turn blue. We know the signs and we can see right through the Rhinos you have in this state.

      1. I’m with you Tammy Kennedy, being a Californian 2nd Amendment Conservative Christian fighting to save our Golden State . The liberals are a cancer and they don’t even know it. A large amount of locals in my area have moved because of a lot of terrible happenings (as you know) . I almost moved but decided to stay and fight for California the state I grew up in. We need to set a date for us conservatives to go to liberals houses and bring moving boxes and trucks and pack their bags for them and send them on their merry way somewhere else like the north pole. Let the polar bears have them .

  7. WELL WHY WE ARE ALL ARE SO OCCUPIED WITH GUN CONTROL , I AM HIGHLY SEEKING A FEW OTHER ACTIVE SHOOTERS THAT ENJOY THE NRA COMPETITION EVENTS GOING ON TO JOIN IDAHO VETERANS SHOOTING TEAM, WE ARE IN NEED OF A FEW MORE SHOOTERS FOR THE TEAM TO COMPETE ANNUALLY AT THE NATIONALS…. GO IDAHO!!!!!

  8. HERE WE GO ONCE AGAIN ” I AM TALKING ABOUT THOSE ON THERE BAND WAGON,, THEY SAY LET’S TAKE AWAY GUNS AND LIMIT AMMO,,, AND ONCE GAIN THEY ALL SAY THAT EXCEPT I DONT HEAR ONE OF THEM FOR ADVOCATING FIREARM SAFETY OR EDUCATION OR BETTER BACKGROUND CHECKS ON VIOLENT MENTALLY INCOMPETENT PERSONS FROM OWNERSHIP;,, ONCE AGAIN THERE LACK OF LEADERSHIP CLEARLY SHOWS ME THEY HAVE NO IDEA ON HOW TO PROTECT AND LEAD A COMMUNITY

  9. ANY Idaho legislators that bring or endorse ANY gun control measures or ANY other law like HR103 to change the Idaho constitution to allow for WARRANTLESS searches is breaking their oath of office which is a FELONY. They should be held accountable. The Governor himself is in violation of his oath by bringing in “refugees “ without a STATEWIDE vote. The “state gets $4800 a head for them! So yes we need to vote them out NOW!
    ALL THESE SNOWFLAKES moving here with their corporate $ and liberal values can pack up and GTFO. IMHO.

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