Hundreds of 2nd Amendment supporters, many armed, fill Capitol halls

Hundreds of 2nd Amendment supporters, many armed, fill Capitol halls

Gun Rights

Second Amendment supporters gathered in the halls of the Idaho Capitol in Boise on Wednesday to show support for the right to bear arms. Roughly 200 Second Amendment supporters, some openly carrying long guns, filled the halls of the lower level of the Idaho Capitol on Wednesday morning, outside committee hearing rooms, apparently rallying in support of Rep. Christy Zito’s "constitutional carry" bill. The legislation would allow non-Idaho residents carry concealed handguns within Idaho city limits. Zito shook hands with supporters in the hallway. As some commented, "What a turnout!" the crowd moved slowly from the hallway outside House committee hearing rooms to the Senate side. One rallier carried a sign saying, "Support HB 394, and similar bills." HB 394, Zito’s bill, has been introduced and is pending in the House State Affairs Committee. Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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