Gun owners in Idaho and West Virginia can now carry their weapons concealed without a permit, allowing Gun Owners of America (GOA) to claim victory over “Bloomberg’s billions.”
“For all the talk about Bloomberg’s billions, Daddy Warbucks had his lunch handed to him in Idaho and West Virginia,” GOA’s Erich Pratt told Breitbart News. “Kudos to grassroots gun owners in both states for picking up their phones and calling their legislators. Gun rights activists demonstrated once again that when politicians feel the heat, they see the light.”
Breitbart News previously reported that the West Virginia House overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto of permitless carry on March 4 and the Senate followed suit on March 5. Permitless carry goes into effect in West Virginia in June. And on March 25 Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) signed permitless carry into law. The ability to carry concealed without a permit takes effect in Idaho on July 1.
GOA backed the efforts to abolish permit requirements in both states. After securing victory, they relished the way they had been able to join forces with the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance to overcome Michael Bloomberg’s relentless efforts against the permitless carry provision.