July 5, 2009, 07:20 PM
Hey guys, in MT (where I live) one can carry a loaded pistol in a bag, purse, briefcase w/o a permit because it classifies as luggage. Is this the case also in Idaho? Just curious as I'll be traveling there soon.
Thanks for the help
July 6, 2009, 03:52 PM
If you have a Montana CCW -- or any other State's CCW, Idaho honors all out-of-State CCWs.
As to your question about "in a bag, etc.," .....
"Under Idaho law, a weapon is concealed if not discernible by ordinary observation. The general test of concealment is whether a weapon is so carried as not to be discernible by ordinary observation. State vs. McNary, 100 Idaho 244, 596 p.2d 417."
"One carries a weapon 'on or about his person' not only when he physically is carrying it in his clothing or in a handbag of some sort but when he goes about with the weapon in such close proximity to himself that it is readily accessible for prompt use. State vs. McNary, 100 Idaho 244, 596 p.2d 417."
Not positive if the above would apply to you and "baggage," but it might... if you got caught.
Note that Idaho is also an "Open Carry" State.
July 6, 2009, 10:57 PM
Even in a vehicle, you need a CCW to legally carry a loaded handgun. If its loaded and under your seat, under a shirt, in the glove box or hidden anywhere else in and around your person, it is considered concealed. You can conceal it in your vehicle if its unloaded or disassembled. This doesnt apply to rifles and shotguns because by Idaho law, they cant be concealed.
But i believe Idaho honors every other States concealed firearm liscense
States that Honor Idaho's CCW Permit:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado*, Florida*, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan*, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
* Honors RESIDENTIAL Idaho permits only.
State CCW Permits that Idaho Honors:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming,
It is also legal to carry a concealed firearm w/out a liscense as long as you are outside city limits and engaging in legal activity. Statute 18-3302 12(d)(g) says:
" (12) The requirement to secure a license to carry a concealed weapon under this section shall not apply to the following persons:
(d) Any person outside the limits of or confines of any city while
engaged in lawful hunting, fishing, trapping or other lawful outdoor
g) Any person who has a valid permit from a state or local law
enforcement agency or court authorizing him to carry a concealed weapon. A permit issued in another state will only be considered valid if the permit is in the licensee's physical possession."
July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM
Even in a vehicle, you need a CCW to legally carry a loaded handgun.
I believe you can carry it loaded and openly visible, e.g. on the dashboard. Probably not the best option.:)
utside city limits and engaging in legal activity
To clarify, it has to be an "outdoor activity." Don't CC into a restaurant in the mountains without a permit, just because it's in an unincorporated area.
July 8, 2009, 10:37 PM
i live in idaho.
if i was you, i would just do open carry. and if you have a montana ccw, idaho recognizes it so no worries.
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