I just checked it over & like you I am not quite sure what to make of it. On the surface it could be decent however, $100 should be more like $200 I think.
Also there is argument that all human beings have rights which are God granted and above any constitution. This may be true but I also believe those rights are also subject to the constitutional recognition afforded individuals in the country of their origin. Therefore anyone who is not a U.S. Citizen does not have the same inherent rights we have because of our constitution, but they do have some basic rights as human beings. To allow illegal individuals the same rights which we as citizens enjoy is a slap in our face and essentially spits on us all and becomes a theft of rights not due an individual who is not of our country.
Now as for the bill, if I remember correctly, Mexico has extremely harsh laws regarding guns. For the most part you either need to be a Police Officer or Government agent or military to even have one or face serious consequences. (If I am wrong someone please correct me)
So on the surface this law would almost never be able to be applied to Mexican Nationals who are residing in the State of Utah, whether legal or illegal alien in status.
I think there could be too many problems with this though so I think I would vote NO on this legislation.
HB 195 wasn't intended to extend Second Amendment self protection rights to persons who are ILLEGALLY in the United States but rather to persons legally in the United States as vistors, on business trips, temporary work visas, etc.
Criminals do not differentiate among victims and don't care what nationality they are. I don't see why qualified Canadians with no criminal record should not be allowed the tools to defend themselves and their families against assault, bodily harm & death.
I am a Canadian and Canadian criminal records are as easy to check by Utah BCI (the agency that issues CFPs) as are records from California, Alaska or any US state. I am a LEO in Canada.
I hold several CCW permits from various jurisdictions in the United States (Utah CFP, Pennsylvania License To Carry Firearms, New Hampshire Pistol/Revolver License, Maine Non-Resident Permit To Carry Concealed Firearms).
I don't expect Utah tax payers to carry me and have no problem paying $100 or $200 for the use of YOUR resources & infrastructure to process my permit.
I am a Life Member of the NRA (American NRA) and a Life Member of Gun Owners Of America. I belong to 3 United States Shooting Clubs in Utah, Pennsylvania & New Hampshire and shoot at them quite often.
The anti gun movement is an international, global movement spearheaded by powerful people & organizations like George Soros and the United Nations. The Brady Bunch and the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control just love it when American & Canadian gun owners divide against each other for national & ethnic reasons. The more wedges driven between different factions of gun owners, the better for them, it makes their job, which is to disarm us all, much easier. They can just sit back and watch us defeat each other.
Together we stand, divided we fall.