Idaho gun laws are specific on who is allowed to own a gun and whether
or not you need a permit. These laws cover every one from adults to
minors. The following are the gun laws as stated in the Idaho statutes:
Basic Gun Laws:
It is not necessary to register or to purchase a permit for
shotguns or rifles.
It is necessary to register and to purchase permit for a handgun
whether it is concealed or not.
NCIS and/or FBI check of criminal record is required if
purchasing a handgun.
Individuals permitted to carry handguns must carry permit at all
times the individual is carrying the handgun.
It is illegal to possess firearms of any kind will on a school
campus, building, stadium or any structure within any school property.
This law applies to anyone including adults and minors of any age.
It is illegal to possess firearms on a school bus.
It is illegal to possess firearms at any school sponsored event
regardless of location.
It is illegal to possess firearms at courthouse, juvenile
facilities, jail, and/or any private or public school or university.
Gun permits are available for purchase and/or application at any
county sheriff's office. However, specific laws apply to become
approved for these permits. Those who may not apply for these permits
Any individual who is charged with a crime for which the
punishment exceeds a one year conviction.
Any individual who is a fugitive of justice.
Any individual with a previous felony conviction.
Any individual who unlawfully uses marijuana, depressents
and/or stimulants, alcohol, or any other narcotic or control sustances.
Any individual who is mentally ill, gravely ill, or lacking
Any individual who is an illegal alien living in the United
States or United States citizen who has renounced their citizenship.
Any individual subject to criminal judgement, pending trial,
and otherwise prohibited to carry a handgun.
Any individual subject to a protection order due to harassing
and/or stalking another individual(s).
Any individual charged with violent crimes including
Gun Laws Regarding Minors:
It is illegal to sell guns to persons under the age of 18.
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess a shotgun
rifle unless the following circumstances apply:
Minor is at least 12 and is hunting with
written consent of parent(s).
Minor is at least 12 and is accompanied by
parent(s) or an adult who has written consent of parent(s).
The gun in question is a shotgun or rifle
that is not sawed off.
It is illegal for a minor under the age of 18 to
possess a handgun
under any circumstances.
Minors are allowed to use guns under these circumstances:
The gun is chained, strapped, or otherwise
affixed to a counter at a target concession and/or game at an amusement
park and/or fair.
The gun is used during hunting and/or firearms