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Idaho Firearms Freedom Act shoots 1 over feds' bow

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BOISE, Idaho. - In yet another shot from Idaho over the federal government's bow, a Republican lawmaker wants Washington D.C. to keep its mitts, and its laws, off guns and ammunition manufactured in his state.
     
Rep. Dick Harwood, from St. Maries, introduced the "Idaho Firearms Freedom Act" Thursday in the House State Affairs Committee.
     
Montana passed a similar bill last year, saying guns made and kept within its borders are exempt from national gun laws. Gun advocates sued in federal court to validate the law, while U.S. attorneys want the case to be dismissed.
     
Meanwhile, Tennessee passed the same law and legislators in a couple dozen other states are considering following suit.
     
Harwood, who comes from rural northern Idaho where suspicions of federal agents runs high among some, called this a "sovereignty issue."

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