Idaho has very weak gun laws, earning an F in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. The state doesn’t require a permit to carry concealed, loaded guns in public, jeopardizing public safety. In 2017, Idaho had the 15th-highest gun death rate in the country and supplied crime guns to other states at the 18th-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, lawmakers could require background checks on all firearm purchases and enact an extreme risk protection order law to allow the temporary removal of firearms from individuals in crisis.

  • Mental health record reporting to federal databases

  • Universal background checks

  • Concealed carry permitting requirement

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Handgun design safety standards