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Legislator works to clarify Utah open carry law(UT)
Salt Lake City Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 2 February, 2012 | Alison Peek

Posted on 02/03/2012 8:51:00 AM PST by marktwain

SALT LAKE CITY - Legislator Paul Ray-R, Clearfield is sponsoring a bill that will allow Utahns to openly carry firearms and other weapons without being charged with disorderly conduct. Ray maintains some police agencies have unnecessarily issued citations to gun owners who have not concealed their weapons.

Ray said, “When you’re trying to take away any second Amendment rights, there needs to be some protection there.”

HB49 “provides that in the absence of additional threatening behavior, the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon, whether visible or concealed, is not a violation of certain statutory provisions …”

If the bill is passed, anyone openly carrying a gun, including unloaded assault rifles, could not be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct or other crimes that are not specifically gun related. Ray maintains anyone acting in a threatening manner would still be arrested.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; opencarry; ut
Good to see someone working on restoring parts of the Constitution in Utah.
1 posted on 02/03/2012 8:51:07 AM PST by marktwain
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