Sunday, March 24, 2013

Utah governor vetoes bill to carry concealed gun

The governor said Friday he had vetoed a bill that would have allowed Utah residents to carry a hidden, unloaded gun without a permit.

It was a very popular measure. Dean Weingarten

It was one of the most hotly contested measures to come out of the Utah Legislature this year.

How can you say "hotly contested" with a straight face when it passed with over a two to one margin? Dean Weingarten

"As I've said it before, if it ain't broke, don't fix it," Gov. Gary Herbert said, noting the current system has not inhibited the ability of state residents to bear arms.

Supporters of the bill say they will urge lawmakers to overturn the veto.

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