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    this question and answer came from the Idaho Attorney Generals Office website

    May I carry a firearm in my vehicle without a concealed weapons permit?
    Yes, if it is located in plain view or disassembled or unloaded.

    READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY !!!



    heres what the law says:


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    while in any motor vehicle, inside the limits or confines of any city, a person shall not carry a concealed weapon on or about his person
    without a license to carry a concealed weapon. This shall not apply to any
    firearm located in plain view whether it is loaded or unloaded. A firearm may be concealed legally in a motor vehicle so long as the weapon is disassembled
    or unloaded.
    
    
    in a way its misleading because it never mentions your open carried firearm 
    can be carried loaded.. lets get them to correct this. If i were reading that 
    and i was a greenhorn, I would be kind of sceptical to carry a loaded firearm in my vehicle.
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    Seems pretty clear to me. 'Shall not apply' means that this law doesn't apply when it is in plain view, loaded or unloaded. I agree things can be confusing, especially if this is a new interest for you and you're just beginning to learn about how the laws apply to you. That's what we're all here for. Carry on friend.

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    According to the Ada County Deputies who teach the CC class, 'plain view' basically means on the passenger seat. Open carry on your hip in a car is not considered plain view according to the guys who will be arresting you!

    (With a CC license, however, you may carry openly or concealed in any way you like.)


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    wont be the 1st time ada county got it wrong..
    ask them if it makes sense that idaho allows you to conceal a shotgun or rifle in a
    trench coat without a CCW. and they consider a holstered weapon on a person
    (in plain view) in a vehicle to be concealed.

    my father got his weapon confiscated during a traffic stop , he had left it in the console and didnt have a CCW. It took like 4 months before he could go to court and get his firearm back from Jerome County. If he had just taken the mag out it wouldnt have been an issue.

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    Goes back to old western times. A shotgun or rifle isn't considered a "dangerous" weapon because they were mainly used for hunting. They were worried about bad guys concealing guns because people who were good upright citizens wore their guns on their hips; they had nothing to hide. A lot of our laws here reach way back to a different (and better IMHO) way of thinking.

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