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Utah gun rights bills set to reappear in 2014

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April 29, 2013


By Justin Haas

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: Lawmakers in Utah have stated that two gun rights measures which failed to pass this year will return in 2014.[1]

Senator Allen Christensen and representative Brian Greene said that the bills would be reintroduced next year. The bills would allow adults to carry a hidden, unloaded gun without a permit and declare that Utah would have the authority to regulate firearms in the state.[1]

Last week both chambers of the Utah State Legislature failed to obtain the two-thirds vote needed to convene a special session to override Governor Gary Herbert's veto of the measure concerning hidden unloaded guns.[1]

Christensen said about the measure, "We intend to bring it back again. It will easily carry a majority. We'll do it early in the session so if the governor wants to veto it again, he'll have to do it early in the session so we won't have to have a special session."[1]

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