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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Idaho, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 56.0%1
2002: 56.8%2
2001: 55.3%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Idaho, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 50.87%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Idaho, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 64.1%5 6
1991/2000: 69.3%
1981/1990: 69.4%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Idaho, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 2137
2013: 227
2012: 207
2011: 192
2010: 198
2009: 196
2008: 175
2007: 187
2006: 180
2005: 195
2004: 177
2003: 164
2002: 163
2001: 175
2000: 127
1999: 151

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 13.037
2013: 14.07
2012: 12.97
2011: 12.12
2010: 12.63
2009: 12.61
2008: 11.41
2007: 12.42
2006: 12.26
2005: 13.65
2004: 12.72
2003: 12.03
2002: 12.16
2001: 13.26
2000: 9.81
1999: 11.84

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Idaho, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 317
2012: 34
2011: 29
2010: 23
2009: 22
2008: 25
2007: 48
2006: 38
2005: 45
2004: 31
2003: 33
2002: 32
2001: 41
2000: 24
1999: 31

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.927
2012: 2.13
2011: 1.83
2010: 1.47
2009: 1.42
2008: 1.63
2007: 3.19
2006: 2.59
2005: 3.15
2004: 2.23
2003: 2.42
2002: 2.39
2001: 3.11
2000: 1.85
1999: 2.43

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Idaho, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 147
2012: 18
2011: 16
2010: 12
2009: 10
2008: 13
2007: 29
2006: 24
2005: 28
2004: 16
2003: 19
2002: 15
2001: 25
2000: 14
1999: 16

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.877
2012: 1.13
2011: 1.01
2010: 0.77
2009: 0.64
2008: 0.85
2007: 1.93
2006: 1.63
2005: 1.96
2004: 1.15
2003: 1.39
2002: 1.12
2001: 1.89
2000: 1.08
1999: 1.25

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 109 10
2012: 12
2011: 15
2010: 12
2009: 3
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 9
2005: 10
2004: 7
2003: 10
2002: 8
2001: 10
2000: 8
1999: 9
1998: 13
1997: 11
1996: 14
1995: 13

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.6212
2012: 0.75
2011: 0.95
2010: 0.76
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.59
2007: 0.73
2006: 0.61
2005: 0.70
2004: 0.50
2003: 0.73
2002: 0.60
2001: 0.76
2000: 0.62
1999: 0.71
1998: 1.04
1997: 0.90
1996: 1.16
1995: 1.10

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 19 10
2012: 3
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 5
2007: 7
2006: 4
2005: 6
2004: 4
2003: 2
2002: 3
2001: 7
2000: 2
1999: 4
1998: 3
1997: 5
1996: 12
1995: 8

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.0612
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.47
2006: 0.27
2005: 0.42
2004: 0.29
2003: 0.15
2002: 0.22
2001: 0.53
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.31
1998: 0.24
1997: 0.41
1996: 1.00
1995: 0.68

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 49 10
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 2
2008: 0
2007: 7
2006: 9
2005: 7
2004: 6
2003: 1
2002: 7
2001: 1
2000: 1
1999: 2
1997: 2
1996: 2
1995: 7

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.2512
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.13
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.47
2006: 0.61
2005: 0.49
2004: 0.43
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.52
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.16
1997: 0.16
1996: 0.17
1995: 0.59

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 14
2011: 13
2010: 11
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 10
2007: 26
2006: 18
2005: 23
2004: 13
2003: 12
2002: 12
2001: 15
2000: 12
1999: 11

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Idaho, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 1.73
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 1.61
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Idaho, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 3087
2012: 297
2011: 281
2010: 290
2009: 304
2008: 252
2007: 223
2006: 222
2005: 228
2004: 236
2003: 217
2002: 202
2001: 210
2000: 167
1999: 181

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 19.117
2012: 18.61
2011: 17.74
2010: 18.50
2009: 19.56
2008: 16.42
2007: 14.82
2006: 15.12
2005: 15.96
2004: 16.96
2003: 15.92
2002: 15.07
2001: 15.91
2000: 12.91
1999: 14.19

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Idaho, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 2007
2012: 176
2011: 167
2010: 182
2009: 176
2008: 149
2007: 147
2006: 145
2005: 160
2004: 151
2003: 137
2002: 137
2001: 136
2000: 107
1999: 125

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 12.417
2012: 11.03
2011: 10.54
2010: 11.61
2009: 11.32
2008: 9.71
2007: 9.77
2006: 9.87
2005: 11.20
2004: 10.85
2003: 10.05
2002: 10.22
2001: 10.30
2000: 8.27
1999: 9.80

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Idaho, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 9613
2012: 80
2011: 75
2010: 71
2009: 60
2008: 57
2007: 58
2006: 60
2005: 70
2004: 54
2003: 39
2002: 59
2001: 52
2000: 33
1999: 25

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 5.9513
2012: 5.01
2011: 4.73
2010: 4.53
2009: 3.86
2008: 3.72
2007: 3.85
2006: 4.09
2005: 4.90
2004: 3.88
2003: 2.86
2002: 4.40
2001: 3.94
2000: 2.55
1999: 1.96

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Idaho, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 3913
2012: 27
2011: 31
2010: 22
2009: 37
2008: 21
2007: 31
2006: 28
2005: 19
2004: 30
2003: 37
2002: 21
2001: 30
2000: 16
1999: 15

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.4213
2012: 1.69
2011: 1.96
2010: 1.40
2009: 2.38
2008: 1.37
2007: 2.06
2006: 1.91
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 2.16
2003: 2.71
2002: 1.57
2001: 2.27
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Idaho, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 6513
2012: 69
2011: 61
2010: 89
2009: 79
2008: 71
2007: 58
2006: 57
2005: 71
2004: 67
2003: 61
2002: 57
2001: 54
2000: 58
1999: 85

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 4.0313
2012: 4.32
2011: 3.85
2010: 5.68
2009: 5.08
2008: 4.63
2007: 3.85
2006: 3.88
2005: 4.97
2004: 4.81
2003: 4.47
2002: 4.25
2001: 4.09
2000: 4.48
1999: 6.66

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Idaho, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 7
2006: 5
2005: 5
2004: 6
2003: 2
2002: 8
2001: 9
2000: 4
1999: 9

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.47
2006: 0.34
2005: 0.35
2004: 0.43
2003: 0.15
2002: 0.60
2001: 0.68
2000: 0.31
1999: 0.71

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Idaho, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Idaho, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Idaho, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Idaho, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 4
2002: 1
2001: 1
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.20
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.08

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Idaho, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Idaho, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Idaho, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Idaho, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Idaho, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 018
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 019
2007: 2
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 0
2001: 720
2000: 1
1999: 1
1998: 0
1997: 8
1996: 8
1995: 0

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Idaho at a rate of 19.321 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Idaho ranked at No. 1821 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Idaho is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Idaho includes the Idaho Statutes and the Constitution of Idaho 189023

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Idaho are regulated by the State of Idaho24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Idaho, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Idaho, civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 machine guns,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Idaho, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration34 31 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Idaho, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Idaho, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Idaho, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Idaho is 12 years for shotgun or rifle possession, 18 years for handgun possession, or 21 years (purchasing a handgun)37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Idaho does not stipulate38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Idaho, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Idaho, the law does not require (registration prohibited)40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Idaho, licensed firearm dealers are not required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Idaho, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Idaho, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Idaho is not obliged42 44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Idaho is not obliged (under State Law)44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Idaho, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Idaho is reported to be

2015: 1,42946
2014: 1,42347
2013: 1,40348
2012: 1,30749
2011: 1,28350

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Idaho, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Idaho, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Idaho do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Idaho do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Idaho include55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Idaho, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Idaho, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Idaho, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit for handguns and long guns61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Idaho, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Idaho, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Idaho, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (recognises all states)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Idaho, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt63 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Idaho, private guns are prohibited in care facilities (veterans, children), court houses, mental health clinics, the 'Capitol Mall area', detention facilities64 and schools65 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Idaho as ‘F’66

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Idaho on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 267
2010: 268
2009: 269
2008: 670
2007: 671

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Idaho at No. 3572 among 50 US States


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