Brad Little on Gun Control
Remove the duty to flee in Idaho's self-defense laws
Q: Where do you stand on enacting "stand your ground" legislation in Idaho?
The issue: "Stand your ground" is a self-defense law that allows someone to use deadly force, instead of retreating, if they feel their safety is threatened at work,
in their vehicle or other public settings. It is based on the "castle doctrine," a centuries-old law that allows someone to use deadly force while defending their home.
Little: "The Legislature continues to debate expanding self-defense laws in
Idaho code. I would be supportive of a bill that provides a reasonable standard in removing the duty to flee in Idaho's self-defense laws."
Democratic opponent Paulette Jordan: : "Similar 'stand your ground' policies in other states have
led to increased homicide rates, especially amongst children and people of color. Enacting this reckless legislation would make Idaho less fair and less safe."
Source: Idaho Statesman on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial debate
, Feb 25, 2018
Second Amendment is a sacred trust
As a lifetime member of the NRA, I am a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment.
The 2nd Amendment in Idaho is a sacred trust guaranteed by our Constitution--a fundamental and irrevocable right. Not only are guns vital to our way of life, they are important to our economy.
Source: 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial website BradLittleForIdaho.com
, Sep 1, 2017
Opposes constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish
Proposing a new section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho:Legislative Outcome: Sen. Little voted NAY; failed Senate 18-16-1, March 1.
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on SJR 106
, Mar 1, 2006
- to provide that all wildlife within the state of Idaho shall be preserved, protected, perpetuated and managed to provide continued supplies for
the citizens of Idaho to harvest by hunting, fishing and trapping for the continued benefit of the people;
- to provide that the taking of wildlife by hunting, fishing and trapping is a valued part of our heritage and shall be a right preserved for the
- to provide that the exercise of this right by the people shall not be prohibited;
- to provide that the rights set forth do not create a right to trespass on private property;
- [that these rights] shall not be construed to affect rights
established to divert, appropriate, and use water , nor to establish any minimum amount of water in any stream, river, lake, reservoir or other water body.
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