The posting of that letter and the reading of it in church meets two of the criteria of the law. Given that personal notification is on the list they are pretty much covered. Also the law only requires that they re-up with BCI annually not the public notice. Concealed carry within an LDS owned facility is not legal in the state of Utah. It is not likely that one would get charged, but until this is reversed I do not step foot in LDS builings or properties.apollosmith said:The letter at http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,590038317,00.html was read in Utah LDS congregations in January 2004. Of note, the letter says that they will give public notice. I'm just curious what that notice would be (if not the letter itself) and if that notice has been renewed each year as required by law.ebrinton said:Does someone know where or when the church has announced their gun ban? Was it in the Ensign? Church News? Read by each bishop at the pulpit?
The BCI web site states the procedures for being listed on the site itself, but this does not alone meet the requirements of the law, which state one of the following must occur:
1. notice given in person.
2. posting of signs
3. announcement in congregation
4. publication in a bulletin, newsletter, worship program, etc.
5. publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the house of worship is located or the church or organization operating the house of worship has its principal office in this state.
I'm pretty sure that 1-4 have not occurred with the exception of #3 in 2004. I'm not aware of #5 occurring and can't find anything in either the Deseret News, Salt Lake Trib, or Church News.
I certainly respect the legal process and the Church's legal rights to restrict weapons, but would like to ensure that the legal requirements they are asking us to comply with are equally met on their end.
God disarming me falls under the "cold dead hands" statute, last I checked he could disarm me anytime he wants. So until he does it himself, no one, not even his messengers, will do it through any act of political subterfuge. Many of the people who worked on the UofU ban are LDS. There are people in that church abusing power. And if you are a follower of that church and are well read on the "revelations" about it you will discover that at some point it will need purging.
Not by me of course, I'm a hethan.