Idaho (/ˈaɪdəhoʊ/) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called "Idahoans". Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state.
Idaho is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of New England. It borders the US states of Montana to the northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a 45 mi (72 km) international border with the Canadian province of British Columbia, the shortest such land border of any state. The network of dams and locks on the Columbia River and Snake River make the city of Lewiston the farthest inland seaport on the Pacific coast of the contiguous United States.
Idaho's nickname is the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there. In addition, Idaho is one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found in any significant quantities, the other being India. Idaho is sometimes called the "Potato State" owing to its popular and widely distributed crop. The state motto is Esto Perpetua (Latin for "Let it be forever" or "Let it endure forever").

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  1. Wombat of Doom

    Idaho  Concealed carry in Idaho

    Okay, so I am new to this and reading the states laws I am confused. As a non-resident, (But with Utah and Oregon permits) can I just carry a concealed handgun. It looks like there is a permit and constitutional carry. Being as I have never lived in a constitutional carry state, I would like...
  2. Devildogg06

    Northwest  Moved before i could take possession.

    So I purchased a stribog sp9a1 gen 2 from a private party at a ffl dealer in Central Oregon. Before my background check came back (still waiting for background check) my gf broke up with me so I moved back to Idaho. How do I get my weapon as I'm now an idaho resident? Thanks for any helpful info.
  3. Walmartz

    Recentally moved from WA, transfer WA CCP to out-of-state

    Hey Everyone, I recently moved from Clark County, WA to Bonneville County, ID, I currently have my CCP for Clark County, WA and need to transfer it to be an out-of-state resident permit since I read you can apply or have a license in any county in the state of WA as an out of state resident...
  4. CountryGent

    Idaho  Idaho governor signs bill to halt Biden moves on gun laws

    Update from the Gem state: Idaho governor signs bill to halt Biden moves on gun laws
  5. P

    Northwest  OR CHL for ID Resident

    Hey All, Born, raised and lived in Portland area for most of my life. Wife and I moved to Idaho this summer, however most of our immediate and extended family as well as childhood friends live in MultCo. So, will be in the area often. Unfortunately never applied for my CHL despite getting the...
  6. K

    Idaho  Idaho gun shows

    As a Washington resident, can I buy via private party at Idaho gun shows? I assume I can't buy from an FFL being out of state. Thanks.
  7. K

    Idaho  Can a part-time/dual resident in Idaho get a CWL and purchase firearms in Idaho?

    Another CA resident here (sorry)... My family has property in Idaho where we spend almost half the year in Harrison where I work remotely and thus file tax returns in both states. I also have a mortgage in my name in Idaho and I currently have a CA DL, but I'll be applying for an Idaho ID from...
  8. R

    Idaho  Building a Pistol Lower for Van Travel

    I have two SBRs, but in thinking about the best way to include a short "long gun" on our travels I've decided rather than fill out the ATF paperwork I'm just going to build a pistol lower from one of the stripped lowers I have in the safe. The states I'd be traveling in include Oregon...
  9. Paramoose

    Idaho  ID & residency proof for Idaho

    Greetings all I am going to be moving to Idaho soon and am looking to see if anyone could lend some knowledge regarding my situation. I am purchasing a house in Nampa, ID that will be my home/domicile but I will not be able to get an Idaho drivers license or ID card. This is due to the fact...
  10. HaveGun

    Idaho  Idaho homeowner charged with murder after shooting fleeing felon.

    I think the homeowner should be given an award for saving the taxpayers thousands of dollars in court costs and incarceration costs. But, yeah, his actions were completely illegal and an example of what not to do in that situation...
  11. terdog


    I just got an email from Taurus which was a letter from the president of Taurus.
  12. Zathras

    Idaho  ISAA produces legislator questionnaire results for 2020

    Greg Pruett and crew released their annual survey results. For those that vote in Idaho, might want to check this page out to ensure you're voting 2A-friendly candidates. Don't go by just an (R) next to their name. Some R's give very poor answers to...
  13. DivCurlGrad72

    Idaho  Permitless Carry for all US Citizens

    Good news, even if the Second Amendment already says this is a preexisting right that shall not be infringed.
  14. DB is Here

    Idaho  11-year-old girl brings loaded AR-15 to gun legislation hearing in Idaho
  15. Zathras

    ISAA Rally: Boise Capitol 05 Feb 2020 09:00

    I got an email from Greg Pruett (Idaho Second Amendment Alliance - ISAA) today, so first I heard. Didn't see anything with an Idaho tag, so posting this. Remove if duplicate. I am not on Facebook, but here's a link for those who...
  16. terdog

    Idaho  Ca screwed me again!

    First, if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it. Thanks mods! Back in 1988, I was living in Ca. Long story short, I got arrested but charges were dropped immediately. No charges filed by the DA. Of course, Ca DOJ reported the arrest to the FBI, but apparently never notified...
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