I am writing to ask you to vote *NO* to Urquhart's proposed changes to HB473.
I am not an Open-Firearm-Carrier (I do carry concealed, with a permit), but I feel this proposed change opens too many cans of worms that are very serious.
I am a student at SLCC and next year will be transferring to the U. With the U's track-record against lawfully-carried firearms, I fear that they would do everything they could to press a case against me were my firearm to become ACCIDENTALLY revealed. I realize the proposed change makes accidental disclosure NOT a crime, however, neither does this proposal define accidental disclosure nor can one reliably feel certain that, in such an environment, that the Administration would NOT still attempt to prosecute for such an event -- and though I would likely be found innocent, the expense, time, and hassle of defending myself would be very egregious given the nature of the alleged "crime".
Some people have an "itch" to rid society of ALL weapons -- this bill's modification merely opens a hole for them to hassle and pursue us, regardless of the fact that we are otherwise law-abiding citizens.
Please do not vote to limit our rights in a way that might inadvertently make us criminals.
Thank You for Your Representation,
You have missed the point. The U of U already recognizes the legality of concealed carry. It is open carry that they are opposing. "Either we are equal, or we are not." Lets not "Negotiate Rights Away."roseblood said:While I don't like the amendment, I consider it an acceptable modification. I would consider this a win for concealed carry people over what the U policy currently is; though a loss for open carry advocates.
I don't think you need to be concerned about that.bane said:I realized that if I ever leave the state (which is likely at some point considering my career options are stronger in WA) it would be better to come from a recognizable school. All the others in the state, except BYU, just don't have that sort of clout. Well, Westminster does a bit but their CS program to my understanding just doesn't compare to the U's program.