Tag: concealed carry

Concealed carry laws could change with new bill

A bill being considered in the Senate would allow those who have been denied concealed carry permits to start legally carrying a concealed weapon. SB256, sponsored by Sen. David Hinkins, passed favorably out of committee Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. It’s not the first time the bill has been heard this year. The language is practically

Read More »

Current state gun laws should be applied fairly, uniformly

Salt Lake City — The Alliance for a Better UTAH has issued the following statement regarding the fair application of current state gun laws: “Though it will be some time before the domestic violence and other charges filed against Utah Shooting Sports Chairman Clark Aposhian are fully adjudicated, and the civil stalking injunction that has

Read More »

Better UTAH Beat Episode 42 – March 26, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on March 126, 2013. ——– This is Maryann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better UTAH and welcome to this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat. Nearly two months ago, House Speaker Becky Lockhart started off the 2013 legislative session with

Read More »

Petition launched, Statement on HB76 – Changes to concealed carry law

Salt Lake City — The Utah State Legislature voted against the majority of Utahns who favor responsible second amendment rights early Wednesday morning by passing HB76, Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, has issued the following statement: “There was never a clearer example of our state

Read More »

Reason may yet prevail in gun debate

Last week was a big week for gun laws at the legislature.  On Wednesday, five bills were heard during House committee hearings. I attended the hearing for HB76 (this bill would change concealed carry law to allow for guns to be carried without a concealed carry permit) and HB114 (the Second Amendment Preservation Act). My

Read More »

Our love affair with guns

Let’s face it. In this country we have a love affair with guns. Several bills this session highlight this gun obsession, but one in particular deserves more substantive consideration. HB76, sponsored by Rep. John Mathis (Vernal), otherwise known as Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments, would remove the need for a permit in order to carry a

Read More »

Press statement on today’s gun legislation

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

Read More »

Better UTAH Beat Episode 36 – February 12, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 12, 2013. ——– The state legislature is now in the third week of the 2013 legislative session. That means there are only five weeks left of this year’s general session. And, with only five weeks to go, there is a

Read More »