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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

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Bad case of deja vu over gun legislation

We’re experiencing a case of deja vu at the legislature.** Two years ago, former Uintah County Representative, John Mathis, proposed HB76, a bill that would allow anyone who legally owned a gun in Utah, to carry that weapon concealed. Regardless of whether or not they had a concealed carry permit. The bill was opposed by the

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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

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Salt Lake Tribune Issues Corrections to Clark Aposhian Story

Salt Lake City — The Salt Lake Tribune issued a list of corrections today just hours after publishing its story on Utah’s lone gun lobbyist, Clark Aposhian. Aposhian, who is chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, was incorrectly portrayed in the article as more influential than he actually is. A list of specific corrections

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Alliance for a Better UTAH Responds to NRA Press Conference

Salt Lake City — Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, released the following statement this morning, responding to the National Rifle Association’s press conference: “Keep the NRA out of our schools. Qualified professionals in public safety are better equipped to make plans to protect our children, not the gun-selling, gun-toting

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