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Utah Governor Signs Two Self-Defense Bills into Law!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thank You for Your Hard Work!

Yesterday, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) signed two important self-defense bills.

Senate Bill 78 will 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 will make it easier for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves without the need to obtain a concealed weapon permit.  HB357
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.  The bill clarifies and simplifies 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 thank him for signing 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.  


Also, thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call to act in support of SB78 and HB357.  Without you this victory would not have been possible.

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