- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republicans resurrected a measure to punish Idaho law enforcement officers who help confiscate federally banned firearms, fearing President Barack Obama’s administration could try to take their guns.

The bill Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee is similar to a failed measure last year from former Rep. Mark Patterson.

Now, Sen. Marv Hagedorn says he’s worked with police as well as Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis on a do-over.

Hagedorn says this year’s measure is “much friendlier” to law enforcement, though it calls for a civil penalty of $1,000 for those found guilty.

The Meridian Republican wasn’t aware of any federal confiscation push, but worries about executive orders as Obama’s presidency wanes.

To be sure, Obama says he has no plans to take anybody’s guns.

The bill will be debated.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide