Lawmaker: Let people conceal 4-inch knives without permit
A southern Idaho representative is frustrated his son was cited for illegally carrying a concealed dangerous weapon without a permit — because he had a 4-inch knife under his car seat.
Republican Rep. Pete Nielsen of Mountain Home said Thursday his son ended up paying $300 to remedy the situation after the traffic stop.
As a result, Nielsen aims to change Idaho's concealed weapon law, so it no longer applies to knives with blades 4 inches or less.
Nielsen said he's got the approval of Idaho police on his measure.
He actually wanted to allow longer knives be concealed without a permit.
But law enforcement agents told him 4 inches was their limit.
Nielsen is still working on his bill, after an initial hearing in the House State Affairs Committee.
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