The question of whether Idaho should adopt California's gun laws is a contentious topic, igniting passionate arguments on both sides. It's important to consider various factors and implications before making such a decision.

Should Idaho enforce gun removal for those with a crime-related possession ban? 

California's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, requiring background checks for all firearm purchases, imposing waiting periods, and limiting magazine capacities. Advocates argue that these measures enhance public safety, reduce gun violence, and prevent mass shootings. However, opponents believe these regulations infringe upon their Second Amendment rights, making it unnecessarily burdensome for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to bear arms.

Should Idaho enforce gun removal for domestic violence convictions and under a domestic violence restraining order?

Idaho, in contrast, has more permissive gun laws, with a strong emphasis on individual gun rights and less stringent regulations. Proponents argue that these laws foster personal freedom and self-defense, while critics express concerns about public safety and the potential for firearms to fall into the wrong hands.

Should Idaho remove guns from those who are deemed "extreme risk?

Ultimately, the decision should reflect the values and priorities of Idaho's residents. A comprehensive and inclusive public debate is essential, taking into account the diverse perspectives on gun ownership, safety, and constitutional rights. The only reason this is a topic is because recently, 24/7 Wall St. published an article, "These States Can Take Your Guns Away," and not on the list was Idaho. There are 32 states on the list, and obviously, one of those is California.



California can confiscate your guns for the following reasons:

Firearm removal for “extreme risk” individuals: Yes, loss of firearm for a min. of 21 days and a max. of 5 years

Enforced gun removal for those with a crime-related possession ban: Yes

Enforced gun removal for domestic violence convictions?: Yes

Enforced gun removal for those under a domestic violence restraining order?: Yes

Firearm laws for domestic violence emergency calls: Law enforcement must remove at least some firearms

Utah & Washington confiscate your guns for a specific reason as well. 

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