Senate Bill 48 was introduced to clarify existing Utah law which asserts that the right to keep and bear arms is a constitutionally protected individual right and that there should be uniform laws across the state. SB 48 is needed to ensure that unelected bureaucrats cannot usurp the legislature`s authority on the subject and impose restrictions on law-abiding citizens. Unfortunately, SB 48 has been amended in a way which may lead to restrictions on the carrying of self-defense weapons in public access areas such as shopping malls and theaters.
It is urgent that you send an email to your legislators TONIGHT and urge them to "support Senate Bill 48 with an amendment to delete Paragraph (7)." Follow up with phone calls first thing tomorrow morning. Links to the website listing legislative emails and the House and Senate phone numbers are listed below. PLEASE take this action immediately as the legislature adjourns tomorrow night.