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Utah fine-tunes open carry law ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Dennis Romboy

Posted on 09/22/2012 3:37:39 PM PDT by marktwain

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Carrying a holstered gun or toting a rifle would not be grounds for a disorderly conduct or other criminal charges under a proposed law Utah legislators are again considering.

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, introduced his latest version of the bill to the Judiciary Interim Committee on Wednesday but said he still needs to make some changes so it "reads a little bit better."

"Last year, there was a lot of wrangling over wording," he said. The House passed Ray's bill during the 2012 Legislature, but it died in the Senate. Since then, Ray said he has worked with the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah League of Cities and Towns to come up with acceptable language.

"I think we're there," he said.

The bill aims to clarify for police that carrying a gun or other dangerous weapon in public is allowed under Utah as long as the person isn't doing anything threatening. Police have sometimes cited people with disorderly conduct under those circumstances, Ray said.

"Last year's bill only dealt with disorderly conduct. We've actually expanded it this year saying, 'Well, there's other categories we ought to fix while we're doing it,'" he said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: banglist; law; opencarry; ut
Utah is making clear that bearing arms is a right. Other states could follow its example.
1 posted on 09/22/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Open carry is educational.

2 posted on 09/22/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

Utah, where a guy gets a cold stare if he opens up and tells people he doesn’t own any firearms.

3 posted on 09/22/2012 4:00:30 PM PDT by lurk
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To: marktwain; cripplecreek

I’m proud to be part of a website that has members such as you. I’m Doc, 65yo and live here in Southport, NC. I see your names in every gun related article that gets posted if not by either of you gents. Our grandson spends much of his time in my gunshop and is getting to be quite the 1911 mechanic and we’re extremely proud of him. Stay well and proud brothers,,,, Doc and Kaylee....

4 posted on 09/22/2012 4:22:46 PM PDT by progunner (no compromise)
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To: progunner

Thank you for the kind remarks. All of us are building the new media. The MSM has failed us.

5 posted on 09/22/2012 4:32:58 PM PDT by marktwain
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It’s easy enough to get a CCW in Mississippi, but I wish they would reword the laws. From what I understand, Mississippi is an open carry State, BUT some judge deemed that a holster in part or in whole conceals a weapon. This means that the weapon is concealed and requires a CCW which means the weapon must be totally concealed. The effect is that while being open carry in theory there is no such thing in reality.

6 posted on 09/23/2012 3:30:05 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

Sounds to me like that judge needs to be thrown out ASAP.

7 posted on 09/23/2012 5:09:05 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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