Idaho Second Amendment Alliance was at the statehouse to introduce a bill it called Constitutional Carry. Many of the members openly carried their weapons while they visited.
"As a law abiding citizen you have a right to carry your firearm, whether that's concealed, open or otherwise," said Greg Pruett, president of the group.
Members believe residents should not be required to obtain permits.
"What we are basically saying is that you don't need to have a permit from the government or the sheriff to carry your gun concealed," Pruett said.
The group wasn't pleased to hear that the chambers were closed to the public while they made the visit.
"I don't agree with it," he said. "We're law abiding citizens, we're not criminals - that was their decision and I don't support it."