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SB 24 passed committee today.

I received this email from Senator Bell (the only one to reply):

Dear Samuel,

Thanks for contacting me regarding SB24. This bill has been revised and is now on 3rd substitute. This morning our Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve this bill and send it to the floor with a favorable recommendation. I expect the Senate to pass the bill without problem. I appreciate hearing from you.

Greg Bell
Utah State Senate, District 22
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From what I read on KSL's web site, the bill was modified so that the weapon cannot be chambered, but still with a magazine, and can be placed in a glove box or other container.

I think that's fine, for now. A small concession and compromise that will be fixed down the road.

What say you?
 

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At the very least this is a good start. Once the bill passes & is signed by the Governor (Hopefully), we can try for better wording & laws in the future. It always takes a little bit to get thingd through the door. But once a wedge is in the door can hopefully be opened wider.
As I have said before--2nd Amendment rights are something which I plan on being able to work on improving once I am elected to the Senate in this years election. :)
 

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Sambolijah said:
...From what I read on KSL's web site, the bill was modified so that the weapon cannot be chambered, but still with a magazine, and can be placed in a glove box or other container.

I think that's fine, for now. A small concession and compromise that will be fixed down the road.

What say you?
I don't see that restriction.

Here is the original bill: S.B. 24 -- Weapons Amendments -- Madsen, M.

Here is the substitute bill: S.B. 24 Substitute -- Weapons Amendments -- Madsen, M.

I've compared the actual text of the two bills side by side. The substitute actually seems to clarify a couple small points, but not add any restrictions. In a few places, the term "property" was replaced by "real property", which I assume means land.

The substitute bill also modifies U.C.A. 76-10-501. Definitions. ( 18 ) in the following way:

Original:
( 18 )"Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as held in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked, or in a trunk or other storage area of a motor vehicle, not including a glove box or console box.
Changed:
( 18 )"Securely encased" means not readily accessible for immediate use, such as held in a gun rack, or in a closed case or container, whether or not locked.
That's a good change. I think that the substitute bill is not watered down at all.

I'm not a lawyer, but I can read.
 
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