Thread: Western Idaho Fair
I have carried concealed in the past. Anyone open carrying this year?
Is it public property?
they will let you go in.. this is an on going thing... security will try to persuade you from going in while ocing but ada county will let you in.
i was wondering the same thing about the North IDaho Fair
We went last year, got stopped at the gate but we had the head of security on speed dial. He was aware we were coming and agrees that our preemption law covers the fair grounds during a government sponsored event. Here is a quick copy of our correspondence. Print it and bring it with you if you need to. For the record, it was further resolved that you don't need to "sign in" on a list or report to anyone.
I did write a letter to Idaho Expo the other day.
Dear Sir or Ma'am,
I am writing today to inquire as to what your policy is on the legal carry of firearms while attending the fair or other events held at the fairgrounds. According to Senate Bill NO. 1441, which passed and became law in March of this year, it is against the law for "any county, city, agency, board or any other political subdivision of this state to adopt or enforce any law, rule, regulation, or ordinance which regulates in any manner the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, transportation, carrying or storage of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition." Further information on this bill can be obtained at http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1441.html.
As a subdivision of Ada County, do you intend to comply with this law and allow law abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense? I ask because I plan to attend the fair tomorrow night and want to avoid any confusion at the front gate. Thank you in advance for your understanding and timely response.
I am delivering your message to our security chief and he will get back to you today. However, you did not leave your phone number, which he will need. Thank you,
Lori Cox, Marketing & Development
Thanks a million to our 2008 Western Idaho Fair sponsors!
AND THE SECOND RESPONSE
Dear Mr. *****,
Expo Idaho and Western Idaho Fair has always and will continue to respect the carrying of weapons as allocated by Senate Bill 1441 and the carrying of concealed weapons. Please advise Security Staff at your entrance gate that you are armed. Thank you.
Patrick Calley 208.860.4071
i oc'd, no probs til we got blowed out!