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Utah soon legal to carry w/out a permit

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Jdog, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. domin8ss


    Feb 20, 2012
    Okay. It seems this threat is off topic, so I'll try to bring it back in line. I'm a Utah resident, and Utah CFP holder. Imo, this law is a waste of time and energy. Utah is so pro gun that it almost makes sense to be constitutional carry. The current system does allow for daily checks. As it was explained to me, the current checks are done by BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigations) and consist of nothing more than comparing the daily arrest records from Utah agencies to the list of CFP holders. Only 0.001% of the time do they get a match. So, to me it really seems redundant.

    Also, this new piece of legislation states it would become violation to carry on school grounds. This will never happen even if the law did pass. Why? About 5-6 years ago the state supreme court ruled that because the state constitution very closely resembles the national constitution, schools that receive public funding cannot ban firearms on their premises.
  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Tell you what, there are at least 19 states that require zero shooting test prior to issuing a CCW permit.
    There are only slightly fewer states that require ZERO training at all (WA, AL, PA, DE, come to mind immediately) and more than that where a hunting safety course is all that is required before issuing a CCW permit.

    If you can prove, by actual numbers from the state sites, that the states that require training have fewer bad shootings and/or fewer innocents shot, you may have a point.

    Hell, I challenge you to tell which states require what kind or lack of training strictly by bad and/or illegal use of firearms by CCW holders.

    I'm betting you've never really looked into it that far, you're just going on what you believe and feel is true. Problem is, your beliefs and feelings have no basis in reality. I'm serious, look it up for yourself and see if you can show anyone that CCW holders in any state have so many bad shoots that there is a good argument for more training required.

  3. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    They'll do the same thing other states have done, keep the permit system for those who want the reciprocity but not require the permit for instate carry.

  4. tnedator

    tnedator Lifetime Member

    May 22, 2009
    First, I made it very clear this is the way I "feel" because I and you and every gun owner has seen other gun owners that just make us cringe with their lack of safety, knowledge, etc.

    Second, it's extremely difficult to get good, reliable numbers of gun related deaths (cause, type of weapon, etc.), and as you VERY WELL KNOW, it's just about impossible to get reliable accidental shooting/bad shooting information by state.

    So, what you ask, as I believe you very well know, isn't possible to do.

    What we do know is that a recent (a few years back) study showed that overall CCL holders commit gun crimes at the same rate as police, but beyond that, we don't know much, certainly not about accidents or good shoots/bad shoots.

    While the other side (ant-gun/liberals) are completely unreasonable with their fear of guns and desire to ban them all, even if it takes a "path to single payer" approach, a lot of people on our side are not much better in their refusal to have any meaningful discussions.

    On the one hand, we tout Heller as declaring the 2nd amendent guarantees the right to use a gun for self defense, which I am very glad about. However, we tend to ignore McDonald & Heller also declared that reasonable limits are acceptable. Some states have age limits, where you have to be 21 to get a CCL, as an example.

    Anyway, I didn't expect my opinion on this to be popular, because most on our side are not interested in any open discussion about reasonable limits. Just look at the thread about the idiot CCL carrier in FL that got detained (maybe arrested) and it's a great example of the rage against the machine, cops suck, you can't infringe our rights single minded blindness that far too many of us have.

    We should at least be open to discussions about how to make everyone safer, keep guns out of the hands (at least in public) of those that aren't qualified, discussing reasonable restrictions to try and make it more difficult for felons/criminals to get guns (I know that's not on topic for this thread, but an example of the things that are in OUR best interest, yet we don't want to talk about).
  5. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    Put in the same context of any other right. Submit paperwork, take a test to exercise the right to free speech.
    Should the back ground check be all you need to buy and carry a firearm?
    Many questions but the second can not be seperated from all the other rights in how it is exercised.
  6. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk

    Mar 11, 2008
    i hope it passes. every gun owner should want to improve skills, and practice more often, but it should be up to them, not laws that force it.

    i am far more afraid of drivers in vehicles than under trained gun owners. drive around any city, the stupid abounds.
  7. B.Reid


    Jun 20, 2005
    Do you think you should have training to exercise your other rights? Get a clue. The right to keep and bear = own and carry.
  8. Redheadhunter21


    May 6, 2012
    Everyone should have the right to bear arms....that said I would be ok with open carry as the only means without a permit and having to qualify to conceal carry which would allow carry in any place that is still off limits as of now. Price point should be bare minimum to cover costs.

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  9. bear62


    Feb 5, 2005
    Rocky Mountains
    ftnedator, you guys (that is AR) are doing something right. I just checked your reciprocity and it is fantastic. My non-resident UT gives me Washington and Ohio, which on occasion I need. My resident CO permit does not cover those states.
  10. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001

    Indiana has had concealed carry for longer than most of the 50 states, no training, no classes.. and frankly, it's just not really an issue that even makes a blip on the news. I remember a few years ago a guy dropped a "derringer" in a restaurant and it went off, and hit him in the hip.

    Been a while since I've read about a CCW'er having an ND.
  11. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    I've seen way more newspaper articles, editorials, and posts on DU that make me cringe with disbelief at someone's lack of knowledge... than I have uninformed gun owners.

    I don't advocate permits for free speech.
  12. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk

    Mar 11, 2008
    for all the other lib crazyness around. wa state only want some money before you get a permit. only $55.25.
  13. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    Criminals carry anyway. The law just makes honest people jump through hoops. Say a cop pulls someone over, he is going to find out if they have a record or not regardless of if they show him a permit or not.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  14. BSG62

    BSG62 Pistolero

    Apr 21, 2009
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Utah does not, by law, require live fire. This doesn't mean that instructors can't include live fire as part of their curriculum.
  15. harrygunner


    Sep 4, 2010
    Great. Hope it passes.

    Personal responsibility and accountability are key.

    To speak, one should learn to speak well.
    To vote, one should research candidates and vote responsibly.
    For self defense, one should seek training.

    But, no natural right should have conditions on them. The more we replace individual accountability with government requirements, the weaker we become.
  16. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    This is correct. Many instructors include live fire at their own discretion. It is not required by law. The Utah class just covers the legalities of having a permit. I even know a blind man with one.
  17. RGbiker


    Oct 12, 2009
    I hope Constitutional Carry passes in Utah, to come in line with Arizona.
  18. ChiTownPicaro


    Jul 16, 2012
    I am sorry but that is suggesting that we ask the government for permission slips to exercise our rights. THe moment when we decided that a permit system would need to be in place is when we decided that the 2nd Amendment is not truly a natural right. And to that I quote the great Samuel Adams, as a permit system is nothing but a tax on our rights.

  19. The Fed

    The Fed

    Dec 23, 2012
    Central Florida
    More than once I've seen idiots at a range almost shoot others. Not the kind I would want to carry a gun without formal training. These are the type of morons who would pull it out to show someone and not unload it first.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  20. tnedator

    tnedator Lifetime Member

    May 22, 2009
    Yea, a few years back our reciprocal states ballooned. It's handy.

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