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4 years 3 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

OozeRat

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Go Utah

I really hope this passes even though I just got my permit.

VLawmaker proposing end to concealed weapons permits
July 1st, 2010 @ 2:52pm
By Andrew Adams
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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4 years 3 weeks ago, 2:52 PM

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with this, I do however see the value in some instruction (like you get in CC class) before everyone starts running around with a loaded weapon. What are your thoughts?

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

OozeRat

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I also see the value of instruction but I'm not sure what the best way to do it would be. Perhaps making gun safety courses a requirement for high school graduation.

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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Absolutely cool if Utah will go for it! I will move to another state and get away from this hell hole for Libs! I agree with Hamp. I think a mandatory instructional course with maybe a mandatory 2 year renewal would be a great idea! High school education for safety could be an elective course like shop class. Anyone having a firearm would be required to show a certification of instructional training.

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4 years 3 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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The easiest way to renew training would be to have them do it when they renew thier drivers license. Begining with firearm safety with the drivers ed course to graduate high school. Wish my state of Florida would do this or at least Escambia county

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