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Published: Thursday, March 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Far East USA, SC

I can actually understand the logic behind this legislation.

What I do not understand is that a gun is considered "not loaded" if there is not a round in the chamber.

How about this compromise. Amend the proposed law to state "no ammunition in the gun period" and it makes more sense.

Otherwise, it is just a way to do away with the CCP with its associated background checks which, by the way, have OVERWHELMING support in Utah and Nationally.

salt lake, UT

Sorry to the first two posters but a bill that violates federal law does not make sense.

one old man
Ogden, UT

And I hope that Governor Herbert will have the good sense and courage to VETO this bill. Allowing ANYONE to carry without any certification whatsoever is simply INSANE.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Those who are trying to "destroy the 2nd Amendment" would be those who abuse the right to bear arms. Don't blame those who are trying to figure out how to stop the carnage.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Plenty of us who think the bill is necessary" according to published polls there are plenty more of us that think sensible regulation of firearms is necessary. Too bad that the legislature presents such a skewed view of the majority opinion.

Durham, NC

Yes...... headline..... 2nd hangs in tatters because the federal government is crazy enough to insist the states not all the sale of guns to the mentally unstable and felons. The fed also want to limit out ability to buy armor piercing rounds.... what are we supposed to do if we encounter a deer with a bullet proof vest on.

I would love someone to show my how in anyway any law abiding citizen has been denied the right to bear arms. I can show you many instances where unsecured weapons by lazy or ignorant people have resulted in needless deaths. But requiring someone to act responsible with an instrument whose only real purpose is to put something to death..... that is the new threat to our constitution.

Give it a break. If the NRA had any sense, it would be at the forefront of responsible gun ownership. But heck no - lets pretend it is the wild west and were about to mount up Nelly to go get the bad guys.

Bountiful, UT

I read parts of HB 114 and it only involves itself
with gun activity that takes place exclusively in
Utah. That being the case, the interstate
commerse clause is not relevant with this law
so this law is not unconstitutional as is widely
reported in the press.

Given that the federal government is ignoring
the constitution when it comes to guns, it is
important and necessary that the state stand
up and say, this far and no farther. There is a
decent chance the federal courts will see this
law as constitutional.

In the future with 3D printers this law will
become more relevent. It will be possible to
manufacture guns locally and economically
of any design.

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