SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert's scheduled meeting Tuesday with National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre was put off until a future trip by the governor to Washington, D.C.

Herbert's office provided no details about why the meeting is being rescheduled, including who sought to postpone it. Neither his office nor the NRA responded to requests for information about the purpose of the meeting.

The governor was expected to be asked about his veto earlier this year of HB76, a "constitutional carry" gun bill backed by the NRA. The bill would have allows guns without a round in the chamber to be concealed in public without a permit.

The bill was opposed by a number of law enforcement, government and faith leaders, including the Most Rev. John C. Wester, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Lawmakers did not have the votes to call an override session.

— Lisa Riley Roche


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