NRA Explore
APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Utah: Pro-Gun Bills Advance to the Senate

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Please contact your state Senator TODAY and urge support for HB 76 and HB 268

On March 1, House Bill 76, sponsored by state Representative John Mathis (R-55), passed in the state House of Representatives by a 51-18 vote after being amended in the House.  The current version would allow any person, 21 years of age or older who can lawfully own and possess a firearm, to carry an unloaded (per Utah Code) concealed firearm without a permit.  While this is a scaled-back version, it is still a step in the right direction.  HB 76 is now awaiting a committee assignment in the Senate.

House Bill 268, sponsored by state Representative Paul Ray (R-13), also passed in the state House of Representatives by a 54-12 vote on February 28.  HB 268 would provide that, in the absence of threatening behavior, the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm, whether visible or concealed, does not constitute a violation of Disorderly Conduct.

There has been a problem in Utah with some jurisdictions arresting persons for open carry when it is clearly NOT prohibited by statute.  These localities have sought creative ways to harass law-abiding firearm owners who are legally carrying unconcealed firearms for self-defense.  HB 268 would remove one of the ploys (charging the person with Disorderly Conduct) being used by some municipalities to circumvent state law and the Utah Constitution in an attempt to go after law-abiding firearm owners.  HB 268 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee.

Please contact your state Senator today and urge him or her to support HB 76 and HB 268.  

IN THIS ARTICLE
Utah Open Carry
TRENDING NOW

Hunting  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Michigan: Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal

Yesterday, February 11, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) voted to repeal the long-standing state prohibition on hunting ...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Anti-Gun lawmakers Introduce Gun Confiscation Bill in Georgia

With a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 10, House Bill 4795 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Local Government Committee at ...

News  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders Wins Big in New Hampshire

When the 2016 presidential campaign got underway, it seemed the only question on the Democrat side was if ...

News  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Good Samaritan Faces Anti-Gun Senselessness After Life-Saving Action

We know from Shannon Watts of the Bloomberg-backed gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in ...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Oregon: House Judiciary Committee Passed Legislation to Delay Your Second Amendment Rights

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a public work session for House Bill 4147.  During this hearing, the committee ...

News  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bloomberg’s Everytown Launches Patronizing Effort to Attract Young Women, Stigmatize Gun-Owning Men

Few things are as painfully uncool as a 73-year-old billionaire’s desperate attempts to be relevant. This fact is ...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Connecticut: Deeply Flawed Bill that Violates Due Process Filed in Hartford

In a move that threatens not only your Right to Keep and Bear Arms, but also your Fifth ...

News  

Friday, February 12, 2016

ISIS Supporter Specifically Targeted Gun-Free Zone for Attack

NRA has been criticized by our opponents for contending that those seeking to wreak mass violence on innocents ...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Maryland: It’s 2013 All Over Again

House Speaker Mike Busch, Senate President Mike Miller, and Attorney General Brian Frosh, the same officials who passed ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.