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Governor OKs 18-Year-Olds Carrying Concealed Guns In Cities

Apr 3, 2019, 3:19 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:12 pm
PROVO, UT - DECEMBER 19: Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on...
PROVO, UT - DECEMBER 19: Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by "USA Firearms Training" on December 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Demand for concealed carry permits have spiked in the last several weeks with the terrorists attacks in Paris and the United States. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation lowering from 21 to 18 the age limit for carrying a concealed handgun within city limits in Idaho without a permit or training has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little.

Little signed the law Tuesday backers say is needed to align gun laws in urban areas with rural areas where those 18 and older can already carry a concealed handgun.

Backers say the change will protect law-abiding citizens from accidentally breaking the law when they travel across a county and enter city limits.

Opponents say there’s a big difference between rural Idaho and urban Idaho and not allowing persons age 18 to 20 to carry a concealed handgun is reasonable to prevent accidental shootings and shootings resulting from altercations.

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Governor OKs 18-Year-Olds Carrying Concealed Guns In Cities