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Utah: Concealed Carry in Schools; Zero School Shootings. Coincidence?
Gun Watch ^
| 19 January, 2014
| Dean Weingarten
Posted on 01/18/2014 6:59:32 AM PST by marktwain
|In western states, "school shooter" has a different meaning. Many schools have rifle teams
There are many likely contributors to the fact that Utah has zero school-related shootings. Utah is one of the states that has the least restrictions on second amendment rights in the nation. It is one of the few that do not forbid concealed carry permit holders from carrying their personal defensive firearms in schools. Utah has very little crime, with one of the lowest homicide rates in the country. As stated in this article from ksl.com, the odds that when you are in Utah, someone near you has a concealed carry permit, are very good.
Pedersen believes the fact the state has so many gun-friendly laws and concealed weapons
permit holders may actually be a deterrent to these types of rampages. The shooter doesn't
know what he's up against.
"Odds are your neighbor, your person that you work with or your best friend, maybe, has a
concealed weapons permit," he said.
School shootings shot up after the passage of the federal gun free school zone law in 1996. The law was re-instated that year after heavy lobbying by President Clinton and Janet Reno. The law had been struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in early 1995.
It's that kind of logic that has Pedersen involved an effort to train and arm teachers.
By law, concealed weapons permit holders can be armed inside Utah schools.
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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; school; utah
Utah is a state that has a strong cultural tradition that respects others and the rule of law.
posted on 01/18/2014 6:59:32 AM PST
Mass shooters are metally deficient, but are sane enough to plot and plan events where they can count on the least resistance.
posted on 01/18/2014 7:04:06 AM PST
(2A can't survive dem majorities)
>>Utah is a state that has a strong cultural tradition that respects others and the rule of law.
I agree. It isn’t the guns that makes Utah safe. It’s the people.
posted on 01/18/2014 7:04:37 AM PST
(Sic semper tyrannis)
posted on 01/18/2014 7:07:30 AM PST
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posted on 01/18/2014 7:09:25 AM PST
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posted on 01/18/2014 7:51:26 AM PST
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Looks to me like they traded.
posted on 01/18/2014 8:04:26 AM PST
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The commies wont be taking UTAH any time soon
posted on 01/18/2014 8:07:28 AM PST
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Imagine that, crazies aren’t stupid enough to try to shoot up a place that may have armed victims!
Just because they are nuts doesn’t mean that they are morons; quite often they have a high IQ. Generally they know they will die, but want to have some fun and be “important” for at least a little while.
posted on 01/18/2014 8:09:14 AM PST
(How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
Wait a minute!
Are you telling me that they wouldnt want a place were people can shoot back? /sarc.
posted on 01/18/2014 8:20:09 AM PST
(The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE is not just a good idea, its the LAW OF THE LAND.)
Appears Utah is not diverse enough.
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