I really hope this passes even though I just got my permit.
VLawmaker proposing end to concealed weapons permits
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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