I urge the Governor to PASSED this bill. Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming
all understand that honest citizens will obey laws and also act responsible. It
is the criminal element which ignore laws.Governor Herbert: Sign
this bill into law!
Only the gun owner knows if a gun is loaded or not. EVERY gun is considered
loaded and dangerous until it has an open breech and the clip removed. Perhaps
those who want to carry an unloaded weapon should have an orange flag inserted
in the chamber to notify others. An alternative is to veto the bill, a much more
Common sense, as the world knows it, definitely flew out of Utah government
office windows with this decision.What is going on in Utah?People
appear to be so terribly frightened of any change, particularly change for
citizen safety and for the best of our society!!
The criminals and gangs don't and will never stop carrying guns and using
them in violent crimes. That's what makes them "criminals". The
groups who are predicting chaos will erupt in the streets are just blowing smoke
(anti gun talking points.) The facts don't back up their rhetoric.
Law-abiding citizens have the God given right to protect themselves when their
life is threatened, and they shouldn't have to "ask permission"
from any gov't or pay a fee to the gov't to avail themselves of their
2nd amendment right. That being said, I hope our governor has the good sense to
sign this Constitutional carry bill, but I am not holding my breath because,
since his re-election, he seems to have grown more concerned with his PC image
and checking which way the political winds are blowing than he is with the
Constitution on the issue of gun rights.
The "blood in the street" claim has been trotted out yet again by the
gun-grabbers. It didn't prove true when Utah went from discretionary
to "shall issue" concealed carry, nor when Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming
adopted so-called "constitutional" carry legislation like this. The fact
is, violent crime rates went down. Heinlen was right: "An armed
society is a polite society." The gun-grabbers just can't admit it.
A gun toting law abiding person becomes an outlaw when he pulls the trigger in a
domestic argument or road rage incident. If everyone is carrying handguns on the
street, will be a daily event. Better practice at the range twice a day.
...it will also increase the unnecessarily high rate of homicide, suicide and
domestic violence."I would like to see some proof for that
claim, I do not beleive it is true.
The "Constitutional Carry" issue is about good guys having to get a
permission slip to carry a legal self defense tool. HB76 is a good bill and
should be passed and signed by the Governor.The bad guys don't
care about any laws, and don't bother with permits! Thus, the current
permit requirement does NOT disarm criminals, only good guys.Constitutional carry is not some crazy idea filled with unknown dangers or
promoting random gunfire. Vermont has had this forever, Alaska for 10 years,
Arizona for 3 years and Wyoming for 2 years with ZERO problems. And, other
states are considering adopting it too.Opponents and their arguments
are the same used against mandatory issue of concealed carry permits in 1995. 18
years of actual data prove the critics were totally wrong then, and they are
totally wrong now. That applies to old groups and any new groups of well
intentioned, but factually wrong folks.
I hope Utah will have the courage to do the things that really need to be done
to curb gun violence such as repealing ridiculous privacy laws that prevent
medical professionals from sharing info with law enforcement agencies about
people with serious mental and emotional issues.Next legislation
could be passed requiring firearm safety courses to be taught by the 6th grade.
You don't have to irrationally fear things that you understand.
Informnation is the beginning of understanding and the end of emotional
responses that only produce more laws that cannot and will not be enforced.
@OneVote It is the gangs having the gun fights in the streets, not the honest
people. People who legally can own guns use them for mainly home protection. You
are not going to see an increase in concealed carry if this passes. However, I
am not sure Gov. Herbert has what it takes to pass this bill, he is too
interested in pleasing the minority of Utahan's that might oppose it.
Let's hope the governor finds the courage to veto this one.
Will mutual gunfights in the street be a crime? Fastest draw will be big-time
like the rooting tooting shooting old west! If your going to carry make sure you
can draw quick and win and kill.
This really shouldn't bother people, if you can legally own a gun there
should not be a problem carrying concealed. The criminals carry their guns
concealed and that should be your concern.