BC Conservatives – Idaho Concealed Carry
The race to lead the B.C. Conservative Party is expected to begin within days, as candidates seek to revitalize the beleaguered political party after a disappointing election performance.
There’s at least two “for sure” leadership candidates “and a couple of others hemming and hawing about it,” said party president Dan Denis.
“I’m looking forward to a lot of commotion, which I think is going to be wonderful,” he said of the leadership race.
John Cummins resigned as leader in July after the party, beset by infighting and defections, finished fourth in the May 14 provincial election with 4.8 per cent of the popular vote.
It was a disastrous result for a Conservative movement that, just months earlier, had been seen as likely to pull voters away from the B.C. Liberal Party. Instead, the Liberals swept back to power with an even larger majority, on a campaign focused on jobs, natural resource development and debt repayment.
Those looking to pick up the pieces say there is still hope for the B.C. Conservatives.
Rick Peterson, a Vancouver venture capital financier and former B.C. Liberal Party organizer and fundraiser, said he is seriously considering running for leader.
“I’m looking at it, and we’ll have a decision after the Labour Day weekend,” he said.
Idaho Concealed carry
Idaho is a “shall issue” state for concealed carry. The local county sheriff shall issue a concealed weapons permit to a qualified applicant within ninety days. Applicants may be required to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm, generally by having taken an approved training course or by having received training in the military. A permit is valid for five years; permits issued before July 1, 2006 are valid for four years. Idaho recognizes valid concealed carry permits from any state. A concealed weapon may not be carried at a school or at a school sponsored activity, in a courthouse, in a prison or detention facility, or in certain other governmentally designated locations. It is unlawful to carry a concealed weapon while intoxicated.
Open carry is legal in Idaho. A concealed weapons permit is not required for open carry, nor for long guns (concealed or not). The firearm being openly carried must be clearly visible. A firearm can also be transported in a vehicle, as long as it is in plain view, or is disassembled or unloaded. A concealed weapons permit is not required when you are outside of the confines of a city, and not in a motor vehicle while engaged in other lawful outdoor activities 
Idaho has state preemption of firearms laws, so local units of government cannot regulate the ownership, possession, or transportation of firearms. The state constitution states that “No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.”
The possession of automatic firearms is permitted, as long such possession is in compliance with all federal regulations.[5