Boise gun activist group comes to Sandpoint

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Hot on the heels of its successful legal fund-drive in early September, the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is headed to Sandpoint as part of its so-called Freedom Tour, which kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Grangeville and Orofino.

Greg Pruett, president of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, speaking on his YouTube channel. Screen capture.

Not only did Boise-based ISAA meet its desired fundraising goal of $10,000 to retain a lawyer in pursuit of legal action against the city of Sandpoint over the Festival at Sandpoint’s firearms ban on leased public property, but exceeded it after less than a week of appeals on its Facebook page.

Yet, there is still no official word on whether an actual lawsuit has been served, though ISAA President Greg Pruett has repeatedly underscored both his intention to file suit and reiterated his organization’s argument that the city violates Idaho law and the U.S. Constitution by allowing the Festival to prohibit firearms at the publicly-owned War Memorial Field, which the nonprofit leases for its annual summer concert series.

Meanwhile, ISAA will gather Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Sandpoint City Beach Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. 

According to the Facebook event page, Pruett, “and possibly others,” will talk about “how gun owners can protect Idaho from radical leftists turning our state into the next California, Oregon, and Washington.”

In a video posted Sept. 9 on Facebook, Pruett suggested that some “political training” may also take place in Sandpoint. 

“They must love that we’re going to be there,” Pruett joked in the Sept. 9 video, apparently referring to Sandpoint city officials.

ISAA will also make stops Thursday, Sept. 26 in Athol and Friday, Sept. 27 in Bonners Ferry.

“Learn how gun rights are already under attack in Idaho, and how it is about to get much worse. Idaho will fall if you don’t stand!” event organizers promised on Facebook.

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