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Utah: Pro-Gun Bills Making Progress in Legislature!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On Tuesday, March 10, Senate Bill 78 was passed by the Utah House 61-11.  Also yesterday, the Utah Senate passed House Bill 357 by a vote of 25-3.  Both bills now return to their originating chambers for concurrence.

SB78, sponsored by State Senator Mark Madsen (R-13) would protect your right to lawfully transport and store firearms in your privately-owned locked motor vehicle while parked in publicly accessible parking lots controlled by your employer or a business you frequent. 

HB357, authored by State Representative Steve Sandstrom (R-58), would make it easier for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves without the need to obtain a concealed weapon permit.  HB357 does the following:

  • It fixes the clearly unintended aspect of existing law that makes it illegal to carry a concealed firearm in or on a person’s residence, property or a business under the person’s control without a concealed weapon permit.
  • It would clarify and simplify the currently vague and inconsistent law by allowing law-abiding citizens to choose how they carry a handgun for self-defense (open, concealed, unloaded or loaded) in a vehicle without the need to obtain a permit.

Fifteen states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Nevada permit the carrying of concealed, loaded firearms for self-protection in vehicles without a concealed weapon permit.  An additional nine states, including Idaho and Wyoming, allow loaded firearms to be carried openly for self-protection in vehicles.

Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on SB78 and HB357.
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.