Idaho kills gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Kent’s Note: This story comes from the Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s House has spiked a proposal that would have prevented convicted domestic abusers from owning guns.

House GOP members voted 39-31 on Tuesday to prevent the measure from moving to the Senate after critics argued the bill infringed upon the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

A recent opinion from the Idaho Attorney General’s office countered HB 585 did not violate constitutional rights.

Twenty Republican members joined the House’s 11 Democratic members in support. Law enforcement agencies who also supported the bill, arguing it would help them better protect their communities

However, in Idaho, efforts to increase any hint of gun control are often blocked by GOP legislative leaders — particularly in a year where every state lawmaker is up for re-election in the upcoming May primary election.

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  1. I guess I don’t understand why states want to pass laws that are already under Federal jurisdiction. Is it because it’s easier to prosecute under state law, in state courts?

    • I’ll put it to you like this the government needs to step it’s the USA constitution not new jersey or California it united states of America period they need to step in and do something about this bs

      • There is already laws on the book’s for gun control , so what is the deal, there is certain things that States should do within limits and feds have limits also . I’m formerly from NJ. Been to California their gov thinks he is in charge and demands the Federal government bail them out for anything that happens there, the gov of calif doesn’t want to follow the guide lines, he falls right in with the movie stoops who keep on producing the murder movies yet they have personal armed body guards and they protest on some one protecting their selves and I’m very sorry that the young people in Florida were killed,it might have never happened if the FBI and SHERIFF’S OFFICE had followed the guide lines posted and put into LAW that they need to follow DON’T TRY TO TAKE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS FIRE ARMS AWAY ..WHEN YOU COLLECT ALL AND I MEAN ALL FIRE ARMS FROM EACH AND EVERY CRIMINAL THEN IT WILL SETTLE DOWN. DON’T LISTEN TO THE ASININE STATEMENT MADE BY california DEMOCRAT senator FINSTINES WORDS OF WISDOM FOR GUN CONTROLS.

        • There is already laws on the book’s for gun control , so what is the deal, there is certain things that States should do within limits and feds have limits also . I’m formerly from NJ. Been to California their gov thinks he is in charge and demands the Federal government bail them out for anything that happens there, the gov of calif doesn’t want to follow the guide lines, he falls right in with the movie stoops who keep on producing the murder movies yet they have personal armed body guards and they protest on some one protecting their selves and I’m very sorry that the young people in Florida were killed,it might have never happened if the FBI and SHERIFF’S OFFICE had followed the guide lines posted and put into LAW that they need to follow DON’T TRY TO TAKE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS FIRE ARMS AWAY ..WHEN YOU COLLECT ALL AND I MEAN ALL FIRE ARMS FROM EACH AND EVERY CRIMINAL THEN IT WILL SETTLE DOWN. DON’T LISTEN TO THE ASININE STATEMENT MADE BY california DEMOCRAT senator FINSTINES WORDS OF WISDOM FOR GUN CONTROLS.

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