Idaho Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Idaho Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Idaho gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Idaho can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Idaho State Constitution

"The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform or abolish the same whenever they may deem it necessary; and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the legislature."

"The people shall have the right to assemble in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their representatives, and to petition the legislature for the redress of grievances."

Idaho Gun Laws

Idaho Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Idaho Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Gun & Weapon Law (Source:
Concealed Weapons FAQs (Source: Idaho Office of the Attorney General)

Idaho Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting In Idaho (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Idaho Seasons and Rules (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Licenses, Tags, and Permits (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Idaho Online License Purchase Portal (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
Hunter Education Programs (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Idaho Shooting Ranges

Public Shooting Ranges (Source: Idaho Department of Fish and Game)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Idaho Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Idaho NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Idaho State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Idaho Gun Shows and FFLs

Idaho Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Idaho Gun Shows (Source:
Idaho FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Idaho Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Idaho's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Idaho Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Idaho Public Officials (Source:

Idaho Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Idaho State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Idaho State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Idaho Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Idaho Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Idaho State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Idaho State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Idaho (Source: Tax Foundation)