Salt Lake City — Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, issued the following statement after a series of gun bills were considered at the Utah State Legislature today.
“The state legislature heard a series of bills today that seriously infringe upon the right of Utahns to live safe, productive and meaningful lives. Committee members unfortunately chose to green light many of these bills, the worst of which was HB76, Concealed Weapons Carry Permits, which would allow Utahns to carry a loaded, concealed firearm without requiring an otherwise reasonable concealed weapons permit. If Utah is going to be instrumental in reducing gun violence throughout America, then we must have reasoned, productive discussions about gun safety and gun regulation before we pass legislation. Arming ourselves Wild West-style will not make Utah a safer place. Today’s discussion represents a serious setback for reasoned dialogue.”
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