09 Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302H


Title 18: Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 33: Firearms, Explosives and Other Deadly Weapons
18-3302H. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers.

The requirements and restrictions for carrying a concealed firearm are very similar overall for retired law enforcement officers as for other applicants for this license. However, there are some additional requirements, and some of the restrictions are more specific or more stringent. For specific details and language, see Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302H. The following summarizes the differences between retired law enforcement officers and in Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302 for other applicants.

Key differences in definitions:

“Firearms” specifically does not include any machine gun [26 U.S.C. section 5845(b)], or firearm silencer or destructive device [18 U.S.C. section 921].

There are 11 paragraphs under Subsection (2)(b) that define “qualified retired law enforcement officer.” For specifics, see Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302H. Also, Subsection (2)(c) defines “Retired in good standing” as meaning “that at the time of his retirement, he was not under investigation, or subject to discipline, for any violation of this state’s law enforcement code of conduct.”

Key differences for retired law enforcement applications from the usual application and renewal processes:

  • On their application, they are required to identify the agency from which they retired. [Subsection (3).]
  • Their license to carry a concealed weapon is valid for only one year, and it states that the holder is a qualified retired law enforcement officer. [Subsection (5).]
  • Their license must be renewed annually, and the renewal fee is $12 instead of the usual $10. [Subsection (7).]
  • They must carry both the license issued by the sheriff plus “a current and valid photographic identification issued by the agency” they retired from as a law enforcement officer.” These together “shall serve as a license to carry a firearm for a qualified retired law enforcement officer under 18 U.S.C. section 926C.” [Subsection (8).]
  • Instead of, or in addition to, applying for a retired law enforcement license to carry a concealed weapon, they may apply for the regular license under Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302. [Subsection (13).]
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