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Utah becomes seventeenth State to pass Constitutional carry

February 13, 2021

With the wealth of negativity coming from Washington and the circus our Federal government has become how about we turn to one of the States for a little good news? Utah has become the 17th State to abolish the need for a permit to carry concealed in the State. Here is more:

Today, February 12th, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed HB 60 into law. The NRA would like to thank Governor Cox for his strong commitment to the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens. 

“There is no reason a law-abiding person should have to ask for permission to carry a firearm for self-defense,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA-ILA. “The passage of this bill demonstrates Utah’s commitment to protecting the Second Amendment rights of its citizens.” “We thank Gov. Cox, Rep. Brooks, and all who supported this important bill,” Ouimet concluded.

House Bill 60, sponsored by Representative Walt Brooks (R-75), allows a law-abiding adult to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Utah, without first needing to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so. 

This is a growing trend in the United States and hopefully the movement will continue to grow, as I expect Joe Biden to make a major push on gun control in the coming weeks using nothing but his pen and his phone. If enough States move in this direction maybe it will serve as a warning to the gun grabbers in Washington DC not to push it too far.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    February 13, 2021 8:16 pm

    You know what I think is really crazy? If concealed carry were a proposed Constitutional Amendment, so many states have either adopted Shall Issue laws or simply approved Constitutional Carry, that amendment would have been adopted long ago. Yet states like California and politicians like Chuck Schumer and (take your pick) are still trying to ban civilian possession of firearms.

    They don’t care about common people. They only care that they may be called to account for what they are doing.

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    • Bruce Booher permalink
      February 13, 2021 9:12 pm

      Why do you think they want to eliminate the Electoral College Doc? They want the states you reference to be stripped of power. The left wants a country run by CA here in the west, and NY in the east. CA is, using Trump’s words, a shithole. I know, I live here. Add the me too states of Washington and Oregon here in the west, and Massachusetts and New Jersey in the east and you have the country Biden wants and will get when enough snow birds turn Florida blue bringing their leftist disease with them. Same goes for Californians taking their leftism to Texas. Mark Cuban and no National Anthem was the opening salvo.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        February 14, 2021 8:21 am

        Without any doubt at all, you’ve summed it up about right.

        I’m an Angeleno and I’ve watched it, from the late 1970s when Diane Feinstein began the “at large” voting system. The latest version is now called the Jungle Primary. They sound like really democratic systems until you stop to think and realize that a relatively small, cohesive voting block can control the entire election.

        The last thing the Democrats want is anything at all like an honest election with actual representation for normal people.

        Right now, I’d vote for anyone this side of the Ayatollah before I’d vote for any Democrat.

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    • February 14, 2021 8:27 am

      You guys both nailed it. These politicians know that what they want is opposite of what the people want on this issue and that is the only reason they haven’t gone too hard on gun control…yet.
      California and New York are definitely the two political hubs in the country and they push out in all directions from them, using them to set the agenda.

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  2. nrringlee permalink
    February 14, 2021 8:03 am

    This issue is a hot topic at the gun show I am working this weekend here in Arizona. My group, the Arizona Citizens Defense League AZCDL.Org is target number on for the Giffords/Brady bunches so we proudly fly our colors here. The latest effort to defend real liberty is put forth by a member who also happens to be one of my state legislators. Our next step is to nullify any gun control law that offends the text of the Bill of Rights:

    https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/02/arizona-committee-passes-bill-to-take-on-federal-gun-control-past-present-and-future/

    This is the foundation of resistance. Support these efforts and draw the line. If you fail to do so things will look very much like they look on the sad shores of the Colorado River to my West. Kalifornia has slipped off the edge and has done so incrementally over many decades. Liberty is dead there.

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  3. nrringlee permalink
    February 14, 2021 8:41 am

    And this is what we are facing…………… from Republicans. With friends like this…………….

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/12/marco-rubio-threatens-to-keep-guns-away-from-innocent-people-with-gun-control-bill/

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    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      February 14, 2021 8:58 am

      Oh cr p. I think I said something nice about Marco Rubio recently. I take it back, right now.

      Problem #1 is the definition of “suspected terrorists”. According to the latest Liberal party line, every one of us here is a suspected (probably actual) terrorist. Under a concept that malleable you can’t write an honest, functional definition of any sort.

      …but you can confiscate a lot of guns.

      I’m not going to disagree with anybody here on any of these topics.

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    • February 15, 2021 5:44 am

      And this is one of the ones that is supposed to be on our side!? We are getting it from all sides now and this is more proof that none of them are fighting for us any more.

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  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    February 14, 2021 9:09 am

    In case anybody missed it, I’m a Los Angeles native, born and raised here. I’ve done some traveling, cross country and Europe, but I’ve never lived more than a couple of months outside of L.A. and Orange counties. I’ve had a front row seat to a lot of insanity and I often wonder why I didn’t get infected the way the Democrats have.

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    • Bruce Booher permalink
      February 14, 2021 12:38 pm

      So Doc, as a fellow Crapafornian, me in the capital city, where do you think the CA of Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian went? Were they seniors who died and not replaced? Did they move? Why is it so different than we remember? Was it the military bases we used to have? Feinstein and the “twinkie defense” seem to rule the day.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        February 15, 2021 8:33 am

        First an answer then a rant.

        For what happened, go to YouTube and pull up Yuri Bezmenov. You’ll find a fair selection of interviews and lectures. What happened was that in the middle 1960s the KGB succeeded in hijacking the Anti War Movement and poisoned the entire Liberal outlook. Bezmenov describes and explains the process very well.

        I’m one of the crazy old guys from when if you were a Liberal you were actually liberal, a free thinker and willing to examine ideas. It was understood that not everyone would agree with a particular point, but you respected a different idea and checked it out. Understanding and consensus were more important than hatred. Civics was a mandatory course to graduate high school. We did the Pledge of Allegiance every morning and Superman stood for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

        When you were at home, it was your home. When you were in public, you were polite and your private business remained your private business. It was understood that a little bit of basic courtesy made everything work better. You gave it and you got it.

        How can you say Power to the People and still want to confiscate guns? When Judge Beccera slammed a cast iron injunction on the magazine ban, I read all 66 pages, grinning from ear to ear. Solid fact, principle and logic, it’s good reading.

        I’ve Viet Nam era (not vet). First Lyndon Johnson lied and screwed things up then Richard Nixon lied and screwed up even more. I haven’t completely trusted any President since. The last one I was sure was a good choice was Carter and I only voted for him once. A couple of incidents during the Lewinsky scandal turned me from Democrat to Republican. I already didn’t like Bill Clinton and the behavior of some Hollywood Liberals I was having dinner with finished the job.

        I also remember John F. Kennedy speaking and giving the entire country hope and unity. When he was killed, even people who didn’t like him cried. I remember Dr. King’s Dream Speech on the evening news the day he gave it. I remember dogs and fire hoses turned on people who asked for nothing except their full and honest rights as American Citizens. I’m also old enough to remember the Birmingham Church Bombing and the 4 little girls who were killed. You don’t do something like that to little girls changing for choir practice and still call yourself human. Also note, the sister of one of the dead girls lost an eye.

        I had a big cross country trip where the turn around point was Ellis Island. That’s where my family story begins. I spent a day each at Monticello and Poplar Forest and I think our Founding Fathers were some of the most brilliant and revolutionary men who ever lived.

        I had a relative tangle with Diane Feinstein when she first began in San Francisco politics. She was one of the results of the KGB hijacking 25 years before. She was and is a snake.

        I usually win at Black Jack and I used to write advertising copy. I can spot some politician’s propaganda in the first two sentences of a speech, the first sentence on some subjects. I’ve got a really strange educational and work background and I’m largely self taught.

        That’s the thumbnail. Any questions?

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  5. Bruce Booher permalink
    February 15, 2021 10:55 am

    Lots of questions Doc, but mostly rhetorical. Sounds like we are close in age as I relate to the events you list. I loved civics class, and somewhere I have a “letter to the editor” I wrote in 7th grade and was published. Sounds like I need to listen to Yuri Bezmenov.

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    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      February 15, 2021 7:29 pm

      When I accidentally stumbled on a Bezmenov video many years ago, it was a revelation. It finally explained what had gone wrong that corrupted the ideals of American Liberalism.

      You’ll also find he wrote a couple of books under the pen name of Tomas Schuman.

      One resulting revelation that I still have trouble getting my head around is that Joseph McCarthy was basically correct about the danger of Communist infiltration of our government. Unfortunately, being cursed with alcoholism, he so totally screwed up his warnings about Communism, he left our country almost incapable of rationally dealing with Communism.

      Even today, most people can’t tell the difference between an actual Communist and a power hungry jerk. That the founders and executives of BLM are Marxists goes largely unnoticed and most people who know it, don’t understand the importance.

      The term insidious barely begins to describe the problem.

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      • Bruce Booher permalink
        February 17, 2021 3:37 pm

        I think what we see now is that the Left really weren’t bothered by what McCarthy did, or how he did it, or the tactics he used. Only WHO he went after.

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  6. February 15, 2021 11:14 am

    Thankfully, a politician who actually did something for “the people” and our civil rights.

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  7. March 13, 2021 9:53 am

    What part of “shall not be infringed” is so easily lost on people?

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