Gun debate goes past session

Gun debate goes past session

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DETROIT - JUNE 19: The RAC, a new gun-locking system, is shown to the media at a news conference June 19, 2003 in Detroit, Michigan. The RAC is available in a three-inch model or the five-inch model, used for multiple guns, and is made of solid steel and is stress-tested to 4,000 pounds. A hidden, tamper-resistant mounting system secures the RAC in place to prevent theft. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 5:09 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The 2013 Legislature's passionate debate over gun rights has been extended beyond the session, with a lawmaker whose bill was killed now complaining that his measure was torpedoed by lobbyists who weren't properly registered.

Republican Rep. Mark Patterson of Boise sponsored a measure to charge Idaho law enforcement officers with a crime for assisting the federal government in confiscating newly banned weapons.
The bill died. But Patterson this month complained to the Idaho secretary of state that Idaho Sheriff's Association director Vaughn Killeen wasn't registered as a lobbyist.

Furthermore, Patterson contends the group's registered lobbyist, Michael Kane, didn't properly disclose his firearms-related lobbying.

Killeen and Kane have since amended their filings. Killeen contends he wasn't required to register as a lobbyist, but did so May 15 to avoid future misunderstandings.
 

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