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Utah: Three Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by UtahYork, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. UtahYork

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    Utah: Three Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 76, sponsored by state Representative John Mathis (R-55). HB 76 would allow any person, 21 years of age or older who can lawfully own and possess a firearm, to carry it concealed without a permit. This hearing is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. in House Hearing Room 20.

    The following bills are also scheduled to be heard tomorrow by the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee at 2:00 p.m. in House Hearing Room 25:

    House Bill 287, sponsored by state Representative Kevin Stratton (R-48), would require a law enforcement agency to return a firearm in its possession to the legal owner within a certain time period upon proof of ownership. For firearms used in court proceedings, law enforcement agencies would be required to determine the true legal owner of the firearm and return it within thirty days of the court proceedings concluding. Firearms not used in court proceedings shall be returned to the rightful owner within thirty days of them submitting proof of ownership.

    House Bill 268, sponsored by state Representative Paul Ray (R-13), would provide that, in the absence of threatening behavior, the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm, whether visible or concealed, does not constitute a violation of Disorderly Conduct. There has been a problem in Utah with some jurisdictions arresting people for open carry when it is clearly NOT prohibited by statute. These jurisdictions have sought creative ways to harass law-abiding firearm owners who are legally carrying unconcealed firearms for self-defense. HB 268 would remove one of the ploys (charging the person with Disorderly Conduct) being used by some jurisdictions within Utah to circumvent state law and the Utah Constitution in an attempt to go after these law-abiding firearm owners.
     
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    Good for them!!!..I'd want to have added that my gun better come back in as good of condition as it left and cleaned as well
     
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    Glad they are doing that, Texas has also proposed quite a few new pro gun laws
     
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    SALT LAKE CITY – A law that would give Utahns the right to carry a loaded concealed weapon without a permit passed through its committee on Wednesday.House Bill 76 made it out of committee.
    Only 2 Dem's voted against it. GaryL.
     
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