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As More Idaho Companies Ban Guns In Their Stores, What Does The Law Say?

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After the deadly mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart earlier this summer, Walmart announced it no longer wants customers to open carry firearms in their stores. Since then several other national chains have followed suit, including Boise-based Albertsons. The companyannounced on Twitter over the weekend that they will now request all of their customers to not open carry inside their stores.

 

But do these requests or bans carry the force of law? We tread into the murky waters and legalities of this issue with University of Idaho law professor Shaakira Sanders.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters.
 

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.