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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by slugbug1, Jul 1, 2010.

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  1. slugbug1

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    SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker wants people in the state to be able to carry guns without a concealed weapons permit.

    Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, considers the idea "an improvement" on an already good gun law in Utah and is crafting a bill to introduce during the 2011 legislative session.

    Sandstrom, who considers himself a Second Amendment "purist," says this proposal represents the intent of the amendment.

    "It does not say you have the right to keep and bear arms as long as you have a permit from the federal government or your local or state government -- it just gives you that right," Sandstrom said. "Bearing arms means carrying them."

    Sandstrom points out other guaranteed rights are not held to the same standard.

    "It's just like freedom of religion -- you do not have to go and get an exercise of religion card," Sandstrom said.

    Three other states do not require concealed weapons permits: Alaska, Arizona and Vermont
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the "shall not be infringed" part. Of all the amendments, ever wonder why the founding fathers chose this one to put that specific clause on? They must have had an important reason to single it out.
     
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