Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Idaho prohibits any person who has been convicted of a felony from purchasing, owning, possessing or having under his or her custody or control any firearm.1 A person under age 18 also generally cannot possess a firearm.2

See our Prohibited Purchasers Generally Policy Summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3316(1). ⤴︎
  2. Idaho Code Ann. §§ 18-3302E(1), 18-3302F(1). ⤴︎