The Idaho 4th of July Parade Live from Boise has rescinded an addendum to the parade entry rules that was sent to participants yesterday.
Idaho Dispatch broke the story late last night that an email had been sent to all parade participants with an attachment that contained an addendum. The addendum said that participants were not allowed to open carry firearms or weapons in the parade. The email instructed the representative of the entry to agree and sign the addendum and return the form via email.
You can see the story here: Breaking: Boise Independence Day Parade Bans Open Carry for Participants – Idaho Dispatch
Comments on the Idaho Dispatch article started immediately, and intensified this morning. The We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee, Inc who has organized the parade also began receiving feedback through their website, Idaho 4th of July Parade from Boise (boise4th.com)
Todd Christensen, the Board President of We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee, Inc. sent this statement to the Idaho Dispatch today, which rescinds the addendum:
“We’ve received valuable feedback regarding the addendum to prohibit open carry by parade entries. We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee, Inc. thank all those who shared their concerns. After careful review, we rescind this addendum. We look forward to a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration. This is a great opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate our Nation’s birthday.”Advertisement
Additionally, this document rescinding the addendum was sent to all parade participants just moments ago:RESCINDED_4th of July Parade Addendum_28 Jun 2023
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