53-5a-102. Uniform firearm laws.
(1) The individual right to keep and bear arms being a constitutionally protected right under Article I, Section 6 of the Utah Constitution, the Legislature finds the need to provide uniform civil and criminal firearm laws throughout the state.
(2) Except as specifically provided by state law, a local authority or state entity may not:
(a) prohibit an individual from owning, possessing, purchasing, selling, transferring, transporting, or keeping a firearm at the individual's place of residence, property, business, or in any vehicle lawfully in the individual's possession or lawfully under the individual's control; or
(b) require an individual to have a permit or license to purchase, own, possess, transport, or keep a firearm.
(3) In conjunction with Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 5, Weapons, this section is uniformly applicable throughout this state and in all its political subdivisions and municipalities.
(4) All authority to regulate firearms is reserved to the state except where the Legislature specifically delegates responsibility to local authorities or state entities.
(5) Unless specifically authorized by the Legislature by statute, a local authority or state entity may not enact, establish, or enforce any ordinance, regulation, rule, or policy pertaining to firearms that in any way inhibits or restricts the possession or use of firearms on either public or private property.
(6) As used in this section:
(a) "firearm" has the same meaning as defined in Subsection 76-10-501(9); and
(b) "local authority or state entity" includes public school districts, public schools, and state institutions of higher education.
(7) Nothing in this section restricts or expands private property rights.
manithree wrote:+1 to Snowman.
Gently pointing out that he's breaking the law without saying it might be good. Hand him a copy of the statute and ask "Shouldn't public school employees be models of law-abiding citizens FOR THE CHILDREN?"
He's trying to break the law. Politely, but firmly don't let him get away with it.
UtahJarhead wrote:I agree with Snowman on most of it, but I think the principal already knows he's legal with it. I don't think the principal was inappropriate in his request. It IS a request however. He did not mandate that you cover. It is 100% your choice.
If it were me, I'd listen to what the principal had to say, then politely insist that he hear what you have to say. I would continue carrying and let him know your reasons for it. If more people chose to carry in the manner you did, no illegal gunman in the WORLD would even think about touching that school.
Kudos to both the principal and yourself so far. Seems like the guy knows the laws and is only looking to assuage the minds of his other constituents. Unfortunately for him, YOUR job is not to assuage HIS other constituents. CARRY ON!
Raleigh63 wrote:A question for you Dustin, will you OC when you go the meeting?
My opinion is a bit bias as I OC most often, but it seems that the more the staff see you with your firearm, the more comfortable they will be around it.
They may even realize that everyone is safer with you there.
Dustin WJ wrote:"I'm grateful that you carry a gun here for protection."
UtahJarhead wrote:Dustin WJ wrote:"I'm grateful that you carry a gun here for protection."
And THIS is why we're winning!
slykly1 wrote:I am an active and faithful member of the LDS Church
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