Rep. Paul Ray Introduces H.B. 276 – Disorderly Conduct Amendments and Utah Legislative Session begins Monday, Jan. 27th 2014.
Utah – -(Ammoland.com)-Rep. Paul Ray Introduces Disorderly Conduct Amendments Bill
Rep. Paul Ray has introduced H.B. 276 — Disorderly Conduct Amendments. This bill has been thoroughly vetted in prior legislative sessions. This is a well-reasoned bill which will take pressure off of both law-enforcement and the courts. It supplies law enforcement with more precise guidance on what constitutes disorderly conduct so as to not punish innocent activities.
This issue came to a head when two individuals were publicly transferring a firearm from one vehicle to another in order to go target shooting. A non-shooter observed the transfer, panicked, and called the police. The police responded and had no choice but to apply disorderly conduct to the activity. This wasted law enforcement and court time and cost the individuals both their shooting time and expense.
The Utah Shooting Sports Council fully supports this bill in its current form.
Additionally, the USSC will oppose any competing bills on this subject, particularly any that would seek to expand the activities characterized as disorderly conduct. Such bills would violate the intent of legislation on this topic.
Utah Legislative Session begins Monday, Jan. 27th 2014
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