Utah lawmaker wants to clarify the legality of open carry

Paul_RayUtah Representative Paul Ray wants to be sure that those who open carry are not subject to disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace charges.

He is introducing House Bill 268 which makes it clear that open carry does not meet the requirements of either of these charges.

Representative Ray notes that “Some agencies were using disorderly conduct as gun control. I don’t want that to happen, and that’s the reason for the bill. It’s to protect the right of gun owners.”

However, Ray’s bill would still allow those who cause a ‘reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others’ to be charged. This concession to law enforcement might mitigate much of the benefit of the bill to gun owners.

Read more at KSL TV.

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