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Idaho permits the open carrying of handguns on the person with no permit or license.1 Idaho also allows for the carrying of long guns in public.2

Nonetheless, Idaho generally prohibits a “body of men,” except as are regularly recognized and provided for by the laws of the state and of the United States, from parading in public with firearms in any city or town, except that:

  • Associations wholly composed of honorably discharged soldiers or members of the Sons of Veterans or of the Boy Scouts may parade in public with firearms on Memorial Day and certain other occasions; and
  • Students in educational institutions where military science is taught may with the consent of the governor drill and parade with firearms in public under the superintendence of their teachers.3

This section shall not be construed to prevent any other organization authorized by law from parading with firearms.4


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  1. Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302(4).[]
  2. Id.[]
  3. Idaho Code Ann. § 46-802.[]
  4. Id.[]