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Idaho Lawmaker wants Some Knives Taken Out of Concealed Weapons Law

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho representative is frustrated his son was cited for illegally carrying a concealed dangerous weapon without a permit — because he had a four-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 four 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 four 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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