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Need clarification on this. As per this statute:

76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws.
(1) This part and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Weapon Act, do not apply to any of the following:
(a) a United States marshal;
(b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
(c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
(d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
(e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
(f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as merchandise; or
(g) a nonresident traveling in or through the state, provided that any firearm is:
(i) unloaded; and
(ii) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501.
(2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504(1)(a), (1)(b), and Section 76-10-505 do not apply to any person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued:
(a) pursuant to Section 53-5-704; or
(b) by another state or county.

We are exempt from all of this:

76-10-505. Carrying loaded firearm in vehicle or on street.
(1) Unless otherwise authorized by law, a person may not carry a loaded firearm:
(a) in or on a vehicle;
(b) on any public street; or
(c) in a posted prohibited area.
(2) A violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

Bolded are interesting parts. Notice it says all of 76.10.505 and not just 1,a,b.

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I was thinking of any place that is posted prohibited per state law. Federal laws would still aply. Like churches, court houses and any other place off limits per "state" law.

I just shot off an email to the AG office and will post the repply when i recieve it.


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You might get away with that argument if the specific areas in Utah that are prohibited weren't also spelled out in other sections of Utah code.

In the event of a seeming conflict between this and other sections of code, I would lay money down that this section would be ruled to not mean what you are implying it does. The sections of code that list those places where carrying is prohibited are fairly unambiguous.

If you tried to test this theory and got charged, I'm guessing that you'd lose in court.
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