Gun control debate: A sampling of recent bills proposed across the U.S.

Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 7:36 a.m. MDT

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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, sponsored HB76 during the 2013 legislative session. The bill would allow weapons to be concealed without a permit.

Mathis told the Deseret News that he proposed the bill because a hunter was "harassed quite heavily" by authorities for putting on a raincoat while carrying a gun, and that the bill would address the issue of covering an open carry weapon when not in possession of a concealed carry permit.

Current law allows anyone over 18 to openly carry a weapon and requires a concealed weapons permit for those who want to shield their weapons from view, except in their vehicles.

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed the bill on March 22, saying it was not a good policy to change. The bill passed with a veto-proof majority, however, and for the legislature to convene in an override session, a poll would need to be taken of both the House and Senate with two-thirds of all members consenting.
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kearns, UT

At last, a voice of reason. Thank you Mike Calhoon.

kearns, UT

Even 40 votes is to many for this hate bill.

Mcallen, TX

Debate? No! It's government disarming it's citizens, and gaining control.

History will bare this out.

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