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Question about New Utah laws

Discussion in 'Legal' started by CrudeGT, May 24, 2004.

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  1. CrudeGT

    CrudeGT Member

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    I was researching the thread by Ben about open carry in Utah and came across something interesting.

    Back in Febuary the Utah senate passed a bill stating that local authorities of public or private land could not restrict an individual from lawfully carry a firearm on to their property unless given permission by State Legislature.

    Can be read here:
    http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2004/bills/sbillint/sb0048.htm

    Just now I came across an old newspaper article about this bill in the Salt Lake Tribune. This states the opposite about this bill. The article states:
    Here is the full article :
    http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Feb/02192004/opinion/140164.asp


    Now am I reading the new state bill wrong, or the newspaper have a MAJOR brain fart? I am thinking about writing them an e-mail to help them learn their errors, but sometimes I get this technical stuff mixed up, and I want to make sure I am reading the bill right.

    Thanx.
     
  2. CrudeGT

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    Nevermind I think I just answered my own confusion. The news article was written back in Febuary, the new bill SB48 was written in April. I guess the news article was correct when it was written, but not anymore. Sorry, this can be deleted.
     
  3. Ben Shepherd

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    It's simple really, private property owners(resturuants, bars, sports arenas, etc.) can ask you to leave if you are armed. If you don't you can be hit with a trespassing charge.

    Publicly owned venues(city parks, state owned recreation areas, etc.) cannot unless given SPECIFIC permission to do so by the state legislature.
     
  4. CrudeGT

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    Ben, but that new bill state public and private can not make a policy restricting legally carrying.

    Wouldn't that mean they can not ask you to leave?
     
  5. Ben Shepherd

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    That's exactly it. The trespassing charge is outside of gun laws.

    The gun is irrellevant, if a private property owner asks you to leave for any reason and you don't, you can be charged with trespassing. This was done so you can't come in my house armed and tell me to eat rocks when I tell you to leave. After all this is my castle, and I am lord of the manor.

    This make sense?
     
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