- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - In a story March 27 about Idaho’s newly approved law on permitless concealed carry, The Associated Press reported erroneously when the change would be implemented. Idahoans over the age of 21 will be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit on July 1, not immediately.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Gov. Otter signs off on permitless concealed carry bill

Idaho residents who are 21 or older will be allowed to carry hidden guns without permits or training under legislation approved by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Idaho residents 21 and older will be allowed to carry hidden guns without permits or training on July 1 under legislation approved by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.

The Idaho State Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1UogqQI ) that Otter signed the bill on Friday, but not without expressing concerns about the new law lacking a training requirement for those who exercise the right to concealed carry.

In a letter to Idaho Senate president and Lt. Gov. Brad Little, he encouraged the Legislature to monitor the implementation of the law to determine if the lack of a training requirement undermines public safety.

Idaho now joins a handful of other states that don’t require concealed carry permits, including Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, Wyoming and West Virginia.

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