BELLEVUE, WA — The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulates Idaho Gov. Butch Otter for putting his signature on SB 1389, allowing law-abiding Gem State residents age 21 or older to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb called it a “significant step forward for the right to keep and bear arms.”

“Gov. Otter not only did the right thing for the gun owners in his state,” Gottlieb said, “he also sent a message that the gun prohibition lobby led by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety can’t bully the Legislature or buy enough advertising to bamboozle Idaho citizens. They may have gotten away with that strategy in neighboring states, but not Idaho.”

Under the new law, which takes effect July 1, permitless carry wil be allowed for Idahoans age 21 and older, and it will also be possible for honest citizens age 18 and older to qualify for a concealed weapons license. The Senate passed the measure 27-8 and the House passed it 54-15.

“It is always good to remind the gun control crowd that there are still parts of the country where their agenda gets no traction,” Gottlieb said. “The rights of law-abiding citizens are not up for sale, despite what gun prohibitionists might think. Friday was a landmark day in Idaho and Gov. Otter and the Legislature deserve applause.”