Idaho Open Carry “Tiff”

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 2 weeks ago

News from Idaho:

BOISE — A freshman Idaho lawmaker, who introduced a controversial guns-in-schools bill Tuesday, is speaking out against a Boise restaurant after he and fellow members of the Three Percenters group were chided for open-carrying guns there.

Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon, said he was in a group of five people eating at Bacon when owner John Berryhill told them their firearms were making customers and staff nervous, according to his Facebook post Saturday. He said Berryhill then closed a curtain around their booth.

Berryhill told CBS 2 News Christensen’s account is exaggerated. In a statement to CBS 2, Berryhill said he’s not against guns or even open carry, with the exception of being in populated areas, such as restaurants, libraries and parks.

In his post, Christensen said, “I won’t be stepping foot in that place again. Pass this around patriots.”

Christensen acknowledged to CBS 2 that he is essentially calling for a boycott of the restaurant. He added in his Facebook post that he would use his “reach” to call out any other business owners who “have a problem with guns in Idaho.”

Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams told the Idaho Press that private businesses can refuse service to patrons carrying firearms. While Idaho allows open carry of firearms, the law does not apply to private property, the owners of which can make their own rules, she said.

“You can ask them to leave,” she said. “You can set the rules for their establishment.”

Members of the Idaho State Legislature’s Ethics Committee, which met Tuesday for separate purposes, declined to comment on the matter of a lawmaker threatening to use their platform as a mechanism to call for boycott of businesses.

However, Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, told the Idaho Press that Idaho lawmakers are citizens who do not give up their individual right to free speech when they take office.

Yes, establishments have a right to prohibit carry within their premises.  And anyone has a right to say anything about it, at any time, to anyone, and within any context.

Isn’t it interesting that there is a legislator in Idaho who identifies as a Three Percenter?  I didn’t know that.


Comments

  1. On February 28, 2019 at 9:07 am, Fred said:

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  2. On February 28, 2019 at 9:10 am, Fred said:

    Segregated out of schools, restaurants, government buildings and many other public places, hey, segregation works. Gun owners are the new Negro.

  3. On February 28, 2019 at 9:14 am, Blake said:

    Forget it, Jake, it’s Boise.

    Been looking into relocating to Idaho and plan to try and move to the south eastern portion of the State because Boise is going progressive.

  4. On February 28, 2019 at 9:18 am, Fred said:

    Blake, some spots in the SE are being overrun by African tribal warrior moslems. Do your research.

  5. On February 28, 2019 at 10:32 am, George said:

    Fred. Almost seems like there is a plan to flood the red states with hostiles.

  6. On February 28, 2019 at 11:05 am, revjen45 said:

    “Fred. Almost seems like there is a plan to flood the red states with hostiles.”

    Almost?

  7. On February 28, 2019 at 7:13 pm, Quietus said:

    Re southeast Idaho: Fred nailed it. I live in an adjacent state, but hear rumblings.

    The yogurt company Chobani out of Idaho Falls, helps out those from the Horn of Africa by giving them jobs and plenty of them. Wife and I do our part by not buying that product.

  8. On February 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm, Sunny said:

    I wonder if they give those public places the leeway to decide whether to allow smoking in their establishment also?

    (I have never smoked but know this is something that government regulates)

    sunny

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