Please Contact Governor Huntsman Today!
Two important pro-gun bills are currently on the desk of Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) awaiting consideration.
Senate Bill 78, 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.
House Bill 357, 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.
Please contact Governor Huntsman TODAY and respectfully urge him to sign SB78 and HB357. The Governor can be reached by phone at 801-538-1000, toll-free at 800-705-2464, or by fax at 801-538-1528. To email Governor Huntsman, please visit http://governor.utah.gov/goca/form_comment.html.