The lame rationale for this law, that cowboys would get arrested if they put on
their raincoats is laughable. What it means in reality is that anyone, anywhere
can carry a firearm hidden under their clothes. Anyone...crazy Aunt Mary and
gansters and your favorite drunk. Even Utah is no longer in the 19th century,
without any law enforcement, needing armed citizens to protect themselves from
coyotes, varmits and bears downtown.
the truth,I am a lifelong Republican.Who are you calling
"the extreme left"?And upon what basis shall we trust your
(mis)interpretation of the 2nd Amendment when you claim things are in the
Constitution that are not in the Constitution?
@I M LDS 2As usual the extreme left seriously misinterprets the 2nd
amendment."well regulated" means working or functioning
properly, or in proper balance (to the federal government).The
founding fathers did not want the federal government to have tyrannical control
over the people (unlike the left, or as the BOM called them "the
kingmen").Believe it or not freedom works.They
passed a constitutional carry law in Arizona a couple of years ago, and no one
has noticed any difference.Therefore concealed laws are unnecessary,
an unnecessary infringement."shall not be infreinged" is
just as important as the common wrongly leftest interpreted "well
regulated"The government should fear the people not vice versa.
The Legislator sponsoring HB76 said the purpose of this bill was to protect the
rancher or hunter riding his fence line giving him the legal ability to put his
coat on over his gun if the weather turned bad. So we are to pass a law that
would adversely affect the entire population of the State of Utah because of
this antidotal story? This was just an excuse for our guns ‘R’ us
Legislators to make Utah’s gun laws even more liberal and nothing more.
The Governor did the right thing and I just hope enough Senators and
Representatives come to their senses and we don’t see an override vote. I
for one am very tired of seeing the gun toteing folks marching in our streets
and rallying on the Capital steps with their assault rifle on their back and
hand guns strapped to their hips waving the Confederate and Stand Your Ground
flags. This goes too far and enough is enough!
"The United State Constitution calls all citizens the militia..."No, it does not.But even if it did, the key clause in the
2nd Amendment is "A well regulated militia..."Hence, there
are regulations controlling who can own guns, what kinds, and under what
conditions.Nothing unConstitutional about that.
There is no comparison of shooting and driving as in any way an comparable.
Driving is a privilege and requires skills and focus and training. Shooting a
gun is point and pull and a right. When and how to point and shoot is the right
of the american to choose and decide, not any governor or law vindictive left
wing radical who does consider himself worthy of his rights. Shooting from cars
and horses is a skill and may need training though.The infringement
clause of the 2nd amendment by concealed carry permits are infringement of other
laws legalizing possession of and carry of the same weapons and gun that CCP
license us to hide. It is not a law you must have a gun, but there is a law that
you can have and carry and posses a gun if you wish. Left wing radicals do not
have the right to stop our ownership or possession of guns. Seeing guns is proof
we exist as a free nation.The United State Constitution calls all
citizens the militia and for freedom and rights should always be armed, even if
left wingers don't want our protections.
the constitution dosen't guarantee the right to drive a golf ball and
voters remember who didn't support this bill
excellent comment, tabuno.
I hope next year that the Legislature will strengthen the permit process so that
like driver education, people can demonstrate that they can actually shoot a gun
safely and not kill somebody accidentally because they can't aim their gun
properly. This is not like driving a golf ball.
It's not right for someone to be arrested for putting on a jacket over
their open carry gun.