Utah Highway Patrol Officer to Sponsor “Commonsense Carry” This Year

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Utah Shooting Sports Council
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Utah-(Ammoland.com)- USSC is proud to announce that Representative Lee Perry (Republican, District 29) will be the sponsor of the Commonsense Carry (permit-less carry) bill this year. This is especially newsworthy because Perry is a Utah Highway Patrol Lieutenant, and when he first was elected to the Legislature in 2010 he was opposed to many of USSC's gun rights efforts.

However, in a rare move for a political figure, he has admitted that his early opposition was based on misconceptions and misinformation and he now agrees that Utah's law abiding gun owners are not a problem. In fact, he has been very impressed with their good behavior and support for law enforcement. He believes that since anyone who can legally purchase or possess a gun can already legally carry it openly, then there is no reason that they should not be allowed to have it covered if they desire. He also notes that the bad guys do not obey any of the gun control laws, so pretending that this would help criminals just does not make sense.

Representative Perry was on the Rod Arquette show and also “Gun Radio Utah” this week explaining his stance. USSC is glad to be working with Representative Lee Perry, and we hope that his support will help convince Gov. Herbert to finally sign Commonsense Carry when it passes again in the 2017 session. YOUR help will be needed to get it passed and signed, so look for future alerts.

  • 3 thoughts on “Utah Highway Patrol Officer to Sponsor “Commonsense Carry” This Year

    1. As I remember from a previous article, Lee Perry’s proposal is to make it where you can carry with an empty chamber. This is a very dangerous position to be in for a self dense situation. This proposal is a waste of time.

      1. Sad to say, the comment about carrying only with an empty chamber is indicative of many in L.E. They believe the average person’s training is deficient, but when asked would refuse to provide training, saying it would increase their liability. I say require every locales L.E. to provide training to it’s citizens every weekend. (Don’t make it mandatory, just a civic duty to the citizenry). We pay their wages, make them require more than one trainer per Department and they provide free training to their tax base. Make it part of the local School’s requirement. I know it really isn’t free, us tax payers would have to foot the bill. But to me it would be worth another $20 a year in property taxes and it would help the citizenry in the use of their weaponry. But, no. The L.E. and our Political leadership would rather complain about how ill trained the common citizen is and spend tax dollars on these so-called gun buy backs, while making asinine statements about retarding their citizen’s ability to defend themselves.

    2. Missouri got ours, hope other states can follow. Always be safe and trained if your going to carry, but it’s good to know it’s is there if needed!

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