Forum on Idaho 'Right to Hunt' constitutional amendment part of gun exhibition next week in Nampa

The Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturer’s Association 2nd annual exhibition is Wednesday and Thursday next week at Nampa Civic Center.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls, will lead a seminar on House Joint Resolution 2, the "Right to Hunt" constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot. A seminar on "Open Carry" gun laws will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibition is partially open to the public, with some hours limited to the firearms industry.

A news release follows from the group follows:

The Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturer’s Association (IFAMA) is presenting the second annual firearm’s industry exhibition at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho on August 8 and 9. This show introduces those in the firearm’s industry to other industry partners and to the public.

On Wednesday the Exhibition will open to those in the firearms industry exclusively from 1 to 4 pm and then open to the general public from 4 to 8 pm. The ATF will be there with a booth and to answer questions at their presentation at 3:30 pm. Besides highlighting exhibitors, the Exhibition will host two great seminars in the evening including Senator Lee Heider on the Right to Hunt constitutional amendment (at 6:30 pm) and another on “Open Carry” (at 7:30 pm).

On Thursday, August 9th from 10 am to 3 pm the Exhibition will once again open to both firearms industry partners and the public and have several seminars planned from the Idaho Fish and Game to legal aspects of gun ownership and sales.

As part of IFAMA’s efforts to promote the firearms industry in Idaho, they are also co-sponsoring the Idaho Open, a “Fun Day” taking place on the two days of the exhibition at the Parma Rod and Gun Club. On both days, classes will be offered at both the Nampa Civic Center and at the range including a women’s basic firearms training class, concealed weapons permit class and a Executive Protection 101 class (POST certified). On August 9th from 4 to 7 pm the range will be open to the public to come see and participate in shooting competitions, manufacturer’s demonstrations of new products and more. This event is FREE to the public.

Last year IFAMA highlighted 17 top firearms businesses in Idaho that showed off their products over two days. By the end of the exhibition IFAMA verified that over $100,000 in industry contracts traded hands! This year we are featuring over 20 businesses who will be highlighting their products.

The event is FREE to the public. Attached is important information on the exhibition and the Fun Day at the range. Call us at 208-321-2389 or visit our website at

IFAMA is working to establish a regular forum where those in the firearms industry can come together, network and create business opportunities. IFAMA was formed in 2010 as a non-profit economic development organization whose mission is to provide support for a wide range of firearms and accessories manufacturing related educational and scientific interests. These activities are designed to promote the interests of IFAMA membership and affiliates, and to educate the general public about the value of firearms and accessories manufacturing in Idaho.

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What's the need?

Although I do not object to hunting, I can't see how this is a constitutional right. Will it grant the absolute right to hunt on public federal land? Public state land? Private land? Any animal?

If the state says the herds in one area are too decimated to support a season, will someone be able to sue because their 'right' to hunt is violated, and the state will then have to allow it?

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

What problem is this amendment solving?

I haven't followed this issue closely, but wonder what problem is so great that we need to amend the constitution?

the problem the amendment is solving

is "how to get more conservative voters to show up in November."

Mut be Heider's Legacy

The problem for many is the inclusion of trapping.

More of that Soylent stuff, I gather.


You fry wants with that?