Idaho Senate Won't Hear House-Passed Gun Bill - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Idaho Senate Won't Hear House-Passed Gun Bill

Posted: Updated:

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Senate has shelved a measure that sought to make it a misdemeanor for Idaho law enforcement officials to enforce any new federal firearms restrictions.
    
The bill cleared the House on a party-line vote and is awaiting a Senate State Affairs Committee hearing.
    
But its chairman, Republican Sen. Curt McKenzie of Nampa, said Thursday he won't have adequate time to give it a public vetting during the 2013 session.
    
There have been concerns it could complicate relationships between Idaho law enforcement and federal agencies that currently cooperate, including on drug investigations.
    
Rep. Mark Patterson, a Boise Republican and the measure's sponsor, has said his bill is intended to protect Idahoans' gun rights.
    
However, President Obama's administration has said it has no plans to confiscate weapons or require national firearms registration.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Spokane Police to be equipped with body cameras Monday

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:10:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department will equip some officers with body cameras Monday, after Police Chief Frank Straub fast tracked pilot program. The Spokesman-Review reports 17 officers will receive the cameras designed to promote accountability and transparency within the police force. More >>
  • Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Man hospitalized after downtown dispute

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:09:05 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One man is in critical condition after a fight in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, according to Spokane Police. Patrol officers found the man unresponsive at 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sprague and Stevens. Witnesses told police the injured man had walked out in front of a taxi and started a fight.More >>
  • 'Best Pig Out Yet'

    'Best Pig Out Yet'

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:08:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pig Out In The Park brings in thousands to delve into their favorite fair-like foods and put diets on the back burner. But this year is a little bit different, because organizers are calling it the largest pig out yet.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.