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Salt Lake Tribune: Leave Our Concealed Carry Law Alone

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Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 01:07 PM

Utah's leading newspaper is urging Gov. Gary Herbert to kill any attempt to "eviscerate" the state's concealed carry law by ending a key requirement needed to obtain a permit.

"As the governor argued in 2013, there seems to be no concrete example of how the long-standing law that requires a minimal level of training for anyone to legally carry a concealed firearm inconveniencies, much less criminalizes, any person's right to carry a weapon in self-defense," The Salt Lake Tribune said in an editorial published Tuesday.

"That hasn't stopped some lawmakers from trying to pass legislation that pretends otherwise. Such a bill passed four years ago, only to be vetoed by Herbert."

The newspaper cites Rep. Lee Perry's HB112, which would make it legal for those 21 and older to carry a concealed firearm without needing to take a training class, which is now required for a permit.

"The effort and cost ($37) … are so minimal that they can in no way be considered an unconstitutional impediment to exercising one's Second Amendment rights. As the governor says, the law isn't broken, and there is no need to fix it," The Tribune's editorial board concludes.

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Utah's leading newspaper is urging Gov. Gary Herbert to kill any attempt to "eviscerate" the state's concealed carry law by ending a key requirement needed to obtain a permit.
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