State Law Background
Idaho does not:
- Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between private parties;
- Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles, or large capacity ammunition magazines;
- License or significantly regulate firearms dealers;
- Limit the number of firearms that may be purchased at one time;
- Regulate unsafe handguns;
- Afford local law enforcement discretion in issuing concealed carry licenses;
- Require the licensing of gun owners; or
- Impose registration requirements on firearms.
Local governments in Idaho generally lack authority to regulate firearms and ammunition.
In 2017, Idaho had the 15th highest gun death rate among the states. Idaho also supplied crime guns to other states at the 18th highest rate among the states. Idaho also exported nearly twice as many crime guns as it imported.
Idaho Firearms Laws
For details about specific firearms laws in Idaho, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.