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Utah Constitutional Right To Carry

A Utah lawmaker wants to allow all state residents who can legally have a gun carry and conceal it without a permit.

Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, said he plans to introduce a bill to eliminate the requirement for a state concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded gun.

People who do not live in Utah [...]

AZ Lawmaker: Faculty, Students Should Carry Guns On Campus

Saying everyone but criminals will be safer, a veteran legislator wants to let qualified faculty carry guns on university and community college campuses.

Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, said Wednesday there has been a history of situations where someone with a grudge comes onto a campus, goes into a classroom and starts shooting. He said the [...]

State Bird, State Flower…Now A State Firearm?

Virtually all states have a state bird, information pills a state flower and a state motto. But Utah soon could be among the first to have an official state firearm — the Browning model 1911 .45-caliber handgun, website like this designed by Utah gunmaker John Moses Browning.

Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman — a former police [...]

Utah Permitless CCW

Gun rights advocates in Utah are pushing a new law that would let residents carry loaded, concealed firearms in public without a permit.

In its newsletter this week, the Utah Shooting Sports Council listed the so-called “Constitutional carry” law as one of its top priorities for the 2011 Legislature, which convenes in January. The council [...]

Utah CCW Reciprocal In 32 States

The state of Utah, capsule one of Idaho’s neighbors to the south, doctor has seen a steady rise in concealed weapons permits over the past few years that highlight some differences in how the states handle letting citizens carry firearms.

A key difference between Idaho and Utah is portability—people who hold Utah’s concealed weapons can [...]

Secret Weapon

Noah Dressel, the gun counter manager at Missoula’s Wholesale Sports, has a permit issued by the state of Montana to carry a concealed firearm. But the permit isn’t valid in Washington, a state he often travels through, nor is it valid in Minnesota, where his parents live. So Dressel obtained what’s become the gun-lover’s golden [...]

Utah’s Gun Permit Popular With Nonresidents

James Roe, here a 64-year-old computer consultant from rural Pennsylvania, clinic spent a recent Saturday in a Pittsburgh suburb learning about riflings, find hangfires and powder charges. The gun safety class was for people seeking a concealed-firearm permit in Utah, some 1,500 miles away. Never mind that Mr. Roe has not been to Utah in [...]

Feds: States’ gun-rights a threat

The federal government is arguing in a gun-rights case pending in federal court in Montana that state plans to exempt in-state guns from various federal requirements themselves make the laws void, pharmacy because the growing movement certainly would impact “interstate commerce.”

The government continues to argue to the court that the Commerce Clause in the [...]

An Advantage Over Violence: A Business Approach

Some 4,000 American females are murdered each year. A female in the United States is 3 times more likely to be murdered than a female in Canada, 5 times more likely to be murdered than a female in Germany, and 8 times more likely to be murdered than a female in England and Wales. The [...]

Gun enthusiasts criticize NM’s ban on Utah gun permits

New Mexico will no longer accept Utah’s gun permits because officials there think Utah’s training is inadequate.

State Public Safety Secretary John Denko says Utah licenses require significantly less training than New Mexico’s. But Clark Aposhian with the Utah Shooting Sports Council says Utah has the best training in the country.

“I’ll put up our [...]