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Idaho Lawmaker Wants to Enroll All Adults Over Age 21 in a Militia

Idaho lawmaker wants to modify state constitution
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In an effort to head off any federal gun law changes, an Idaho lawmaker is looking way ahead. Senator Jim Rice has a bold idea (and it wasn’t his first).

Worried that that U.S. Supreme Court may reverse itself on individual gun rights, some lawmakers led by Rice have introduced a bill that would modify the Idaho State Constitution. It would reclassify all adults over the age of 21 as part of the state’s constitutionally-mandated militia. He says doing so would prevent the federal government from swooping in and disarming residents.

According to the Associated Press, Rice wants to put this measure before Idaho voters in November 2014. He says of all the issues facing the Idaho legislature this spring gun rights is what he hears about most from constituents.

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