Idaho State NFA Rules and Allowable NFA Items

Idaho is a state that is very respectful of gun owners’ rights to own all types of firearms, including NFA weapons. There are no laws that restrict NFA item ownership, aside from one that mentions the prohibition of certain weapons for persons under 18 years of age. Idaho also does not restrict the use of silencers while hunting.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to possess or have in possession any handgun.
(2) Except as provided by federal law, a minor under the age of eighteen (18) years may not possess the following:
(a) A sawed-off rifle or sawed-off shotgun; or
(b) A full automatic weapon.
(3) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (2) (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(4) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (2) (b) of this section is guilty of a felony.

The provisions of section 18-3302E, Idaho Code, regarding the possession of a weapon by a minor or section 18-3302F, Idaho Code, regarding possession of handguns by minors shall not apply to any of the following:
(1) Patrons firing at lawfully operated target concessions at amusement parks and similar locations provided that the firearms to be used are firmly chained or affixed to the counters;
(2) Any person in attendance at a hunter's safety course or a firearm's safety course;
(3) Any person engaging in practice or any other lawful use of a firearm at an established range or any other area where the discharge of a firearm is not prohibited by state or local law;
(4) Any person engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm, or participating in or practicing for such competition;
(5) Any minor under eighteen (18) years of age who is on real property with the permission of the owner, licensee, or lessee of the property and who has the permission of a parent or legal guardian or the owner, licensee, or lessee to possess a firearm not otherwise in violation of the law;
(6) Any resident or nonresident hunters with a valid hunting license or other persons who are lawfully engaged in hunting; and
(7) Any person traveling to or from any activity described in subsection (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) of this section with an unloaded firearm in his possession.

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This information is provided as a service to the public. It is NOT intended as legal advice and should never be considered as such. This information was up to date at the time of publication.

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