House advances separate bills on guns


    Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) presents her bill in the House to restrict gun rights of those who sexually batter a 16- or 17-year-old victim. That bill narrowly passed 37 to 31. (CBS 2)<p>{/p}

    The House has voted along party lines to lower the legal age to 18 to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in Idaho cities.

    In 2016, Idaho passed a constitutional carry bill that allows someone 18 or older to, without a permit, conceal-carry firearms anywhere in the state. That came with an exception that 18- to 20-year-olds could not carry a concealed handgun within city limits. The passed today would include that age group.

    Right after that vote, the House moved on to a newly-revised version of Democratic Rep. Melissa Wintrow's bill to restrict gun rights of those who sexually batter a 16- or 17-year-old victim. That bill narrowly passed 37 to 31.

    Both bills now head to the Senate.


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