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    Quote: LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO

    Sixtieth Legislature First Regular Session 2009

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 3

    BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    A JOINT MEMORIAL
    TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES
    IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
    REPRESENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

    We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Idaho
    assembled in the First Regular Session of the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully
    represent that:

    WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution does not simply
    provide for a collective right or a right for the states to establish militias; rather it provides for
    the right of the people to keep and bear arms; and

    WHEREAS, the primary purpose of the right to keep and bear arms is to protect one’s
    self, family and possessions from either the private lawlessness of other persons or the tyranny
    of government; and

    WHEREAS, the right to keep and bear arms is also meant to protect the general private
    uses of firearms in activities such as hunting and other sporting activities; and

    WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 128
    S.Ct. 2783 (200, recently struck down a firearms ban in the District of Columbia, explicitly
    ruling that the Second Amendment protects the right of the people to possess firearms for
    private use; and

    WHEREAS, despite this ruling, legislation has been introduced in the United States
    House of Representatives calling for a system of mandatory federal licensing of all firearm
    owners; and

    WHEREAS, the legislation introduced would require all firearm owners to apply for and
    carry a federally issued picture identification in order to keep any firearm in their homes; and

    WHEREAS, the legislation introduced would make it a federal crime to keep a loaded
    firearm or an unloaded firearm and ammunition within any premises including, under certain
    circumstances, American homes where a child may be present; and

    WHEREAS, the legislation introduced specifically purports to preempt any state or local
    law inconsistent with it; and

    WHEREAS, the introduced legislation, Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale
    Act of 2009, is a direct imposition on each American’s individual right to keep and bear arms
    in their homes and for their protection.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session of
    the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring therein,
    that members of the United States Congress cease and desist attempting to enact federal
    legislation impinging on the individual right of every American to keep and bear arms in any manner.
    Specifically, that members of Congress oppose the passage of the Firearm Licensing and Record of
    Sale Act of 2009, and any similar legislation.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate be, and she is hereby
    authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Memorial to the President of the Senate and
    the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation
    representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.

    ~~~~~

    Catherine

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    Delighted to see the state being that proactive about it.

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    NightOwl wrote:
    Delighted to see the state being that proactive about it.
    No kidding!!!
    This state seems to be more the Follower, than the leader. Ive "suggested" to my state senators (several times) legislation that is very positive for 2A, and state's rights. Nothin seems to ever get done, unless our neighbors to the north or eash have the "ahem" to get it done first.

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    Interesting!! Glad to see it.

    This is happening across the country, not just dealing with firearms. States are sending message to federal government that they have meddled enough. I have read similar stories about other issues, mostly in response to the federal bailouts.

    Dave

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