guns http://kuer.org en KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 28, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-may-28-2013 <p>While Utahn’s celebrate Memorial Day, a group of undocumented immigrants wants to find a way to serve in the military, and a Utah state senator is planning to run a bill next year to entice a Maryland gun manufacturer to relocate.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94326313&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:05:31 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29965 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 28, 2013 KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 27, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-march-27-2013 <p>Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’ll actively block any new gun control legislation, the Utah Supreme Court hears arguments in a controversial adoption case, and Salt Lake City wrestles with increasing fees to use the city’s athletic fields.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85228979&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:05:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26990 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday March 27, 2013 Lee Joins Senators Paul and Cruz Threatening Block of Gun Control Legislation http://kuer.org/post/lee-joins-senators-paul-and-cruz-threatening-block-gun-control-legislation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee has joined two other lawmakers who say they will block any legislation dealing with gun control.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:06:09 +0000 Terry Gildea 26929 at http://kuer.org Lee Joins Senators Paul and Cruz Threatening Block of Gun Control Legislation Governor Herbert Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill http://kuer.org/post/governor-herbert-vetoes-constitutional-carry-bill <p></p><p></p><p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert has vetoed HB 76, a bill that would allow any Utahn over the age of 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit unless the weapon has a round in the chamber. Now it’s up to Utah lawmakers to decide if they want to overrule the governor’s decision.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Herbert says he vetoed </span>HB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 76 because Utah’s current gun laws have served the state well and have become a model for the nation.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:44:14 +0000 Whittney Evans 26760 at http://kuer.org Governor Herbert Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Legislature, Sent to Governor's Desk http://kuer.org/post/constitutional-carry-bill-passes-legislature-sent-governors-desk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HB 76, the bill eliminating the need to get a concealed carry permit, is moving to the governor’s desk after the Senate gave it final approval today.</span></p><p>Sen. Allen Christensen, R-Ogden, is the Senate sponsor of the bill. He says he simply wants to make it easier for Utahns to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights that they already have.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:12:17 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26309 at http://kuer.org Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Legislature, Sent to Governor's Desk Constitutional Carry Bill Moves Toward Final Hurdle http://kuer.org/post/constitutional-carry-bill-moves-toward-final-hurdle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would remove the need to get a concealed carry permit for gun owners over the age of 21 is one vote away from being sent to the Governor’s desk. </span>HB76<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> received preliminary approval in the Utah Senate today.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:07:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26266 at http://kuer.org Constitutional Carry Bill Moves Toward Final Hurdle Second Amendment Rights Bill Passes Utah House http://kuer.org/post/second-amendment-rights-bill-passes-utah-house <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would make Utah gun laws superior to federal law passed the state House on Friday. Republican Representative Brian Greene of Pleasant Grove is the bill’s sponsor. He says his legislation is not just about preserving gun rights but also the rights of states to stand against the federal government.</span></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:26:34 +0000 Terry Gildea 26125 at http://kuer.org Second Amendment Rights Bill Passes Utah House KUER News Pod: Friday March 1, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-march-1-2013 <p>The Utah House looks at tax credits for clean fuel vehicles, Governor Herbert is against a bill eliminating the need for a concealed carry permit, and legislators join a coalition of groups from the private sector to promote workplace safety.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81382074&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:09:47 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25762 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday March 1, 2013 Utah House Considers 3 Gun Bills http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-considers-3-gun-bills <p>The Utah House of Representatives considered three gun bills Tuesday afternoon and managed a vote on only one of them.</p><p>Of the three gun-related bills that the Utah House had a chance to debate, only Republican Rep. Dixon Pitcher’s HB121 received a vote. It would allow an individual to turn over a gun in his or her household to the police for up to 60 days if they feel it presents a danger to themselves or others in the house. Rep. Pitcher says he believes this law will help save lives without causing too much inconvenience.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:01:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25589 at http://kuer.org Utah House Considers 3 Gun Bills KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-february-22-2013 <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert addresses Medicaid expansion, guns, and the sequester at his monthly news conference, the Legislature debates a suicide prevention bill, and former Governor Jon Huntsman says he supports gay marriage.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80413947&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:56:40 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25424 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 Web Special: Everything You Need to Know About Utah Gun Laws http://kuer.org/post/web-special-everything-you-need-know-about-utah-gun-laws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Utah Legislature considers several bills aimed at changing gun laws we decided to take a look at what the laws in Utah actually say right now and, as equally important, what they don’t.</span></p><p><strong>Who Can Own a Gun?</strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:48:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24103 at http://kuer.org Web Special: Everything You Need to Know About Utah Gun Laws KUER News Pod: Thursday February 21, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-21-2013 <p>In part two of our series on clearing the air KUER’s Terry Gildea takes a look at what state lawmakers are doing, the legislature gets its first look at several gun bills, and Senator Orrin Hatch brings gloom and doom to the House and Senate Floor.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80239767&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:57:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25347 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 21, 2013 Lawmakers Advance Gun Bills http://kuer.org/post/lawmakers-advance-gun-bills <p></p><p></p><p>State Lawmakers considered a handful of firearms bills in committees on Wednesday. About half of the measures reinforce the status quo or make guns more available to Utahns. One bill in particular was met with heated debate.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 25311 at http://kuer.org Lawmakers Advance Gun Bills Utah Wildfires Spurring Two New GOP Sponsored Bills http://kuer.org/post/utah-wildfires-spurring-two-new-gop-sponsored-bills <p>Lawmakers, the state forester, local law enforcement and the Utah Farm Bureau Federation are trying to build support for two bills that deal with an intense wildfire season expected again this Summer. Both are sponsored by Republican Senator Margaret Dayton.&nbsp; Senate Bill 62 would expand the governor’s ability to authorize all water sources needed to fight fires while SB 120 would put time and place restrictions on target shooting. State Forester Dick Buehler says just a small fraction of the 1528 wildfires last year were started by target shooters.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:09:22 +0000 Bob Nelson 24704 at http://kuer.org Utah Wildfires Spurring Two New GOP Sponsored Bills KUER News Pod: Friday January 25, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-january-25-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Gary Herbert addresses air quality, guns, and the allegations brought against Utah Attorney General John Swallow in his monthly news conference, </span>Utahns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say they are willing to pay more taxes for better education, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks at the University of Utah.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:51:57 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24094 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday January 25, 2013 KUER News Pod: Wednesday January 23, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-january-23-2012 <p>State subsidies to Sundance get conservative pushback, a Utah legislator wants to eliminate the need for a concealed carry permit, and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker outlines a plan for 2013 in his State of the City Address.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F76155142&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:06:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23979 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday January 23, 2012 House Bill 76 Would Allow Utahns to Carry a Concealed Weapon without a Permit http://kuer.org/post/house-bill-76-would-allow-utahns-carry-concealed-weapon-without-permit <p>In the future, Utahns may no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon.&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican Representative John Mathis of Vernal has filed legislation that would amend Utah’s gun laws, essentially eliminating the need for a concealed weapons permit.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:36:14 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23938 at http://kuer.org House Bill 76 Would Allow Utahns to Carry a Concealed Weapon without a Permit KUER News Pod: Tuesday January 22, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-january-22-2013 <p>The Utah Sheriff’s Association says they will not enforce federal gun laws they see as unconstitutional, air quality warnings are absent from UDOT signs, and people across the Salt Lake Valley spend their day serving others to honor Martin Luther King.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F76012236&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:52:15 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23909 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday January 22, 2013 KUER News Pod: Wednesday January 9, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-january-9-2013 <p>Members of the Salt Lake City Council pick a new council chair, a small Utah town is considering an ordinance recommending gun ownership, and a group that tries to help families fleeing polygamy is raising money to buy a big house.<br><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F74294919&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:33:46 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23384 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday January 9, 2013 Should Every Home Have a Gun? A Small Utah Town Says Yes http://kuer.org/post/should-every-home-have-gun-small-utah-town-says-yes <p>Officials in Spring City, Utah are considering an ordinance that would encourage every homeowner to own a gun.</p><p>Spring City Councilman Neil Sorensen came up with the original idea that would have made owning a gun mandatory. But after discussion the city council quickly decided doing so would be too complicated, so they changed the language of the ordinance. Sorensen says he hopes the ordinance will make criminals think twice before attempting a home invasion.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:17:18 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23332 at http://kuer.org Should Every Home Have a Gun? A Small Utah Town Says Yes Congressman-elect Chris Stewart OK with Armed Teachers http://kuer.org/post/congressman-elect-chris-stewart-ok-armed-teachers <p>In response to almost 200 teachers participating in a free concealed carry course offered on Thursday, Republican Congressman-elect Christ Stewart says he’s for the idea, as long as the individual and school district are on board.</p><p>Stewart says when he gets to congress he’s going to do what he can to protect 2nd amendment rights. And while he doesn’t think all teachers should have to carry a gun, he says it’s not necessarily a bad idea.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:33:42 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22929 at http://kuer.org Congressman-elect Chris Stewart OK with Armed Teachers KUER News Pod: Thursday December 20, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-december-20-2012 <p>Gun transactions are rarely blocked in Utah due to mental illness, the child poverty rate in the state is on the rise, and speed kills on I-80. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:05:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22606 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday December 20, 2012 Few Gun Transactions Denied for Mental Illness http://kuer.org/post/few-gun-transactions-denied-mental-illness <p>Utah law as well as federal law requires a background check to buy any kind of firearm, and the state can deny a purchase based on a person's history of mental illness. But that happens only rarely. Dwayne Baird with the Utah Department of Public Safety says someone who's been found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity would be ineligible, or others whose history of violence has been certified by a district court.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:15:14 +0000 Dan Bammes & Dan 22567 at http://kuer.org Few Gun Transactions Denied for Mental Illness Police Charge Kearns Boy Who Brought Gun to School http://kuer.org/post/police-charge-kearns-boy-who-brought-gun-school <p></p><p>The Granite school district police department has pressed charges against an 11-year-old Kearns boy who brought a gun to school yesterday. The charges include one count of possession of a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault. Granite school district spokesman Ben Horsley says the gun was found in the boys backpack after two of his fellow students reported it to their teacher. The boy insists that he brought the gun to school to protect himself from a Connecticut style school shooting. Horsley says while it’s a legitimate concern it’s never an appropriate action.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:41:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22501 at http://kuer.org Police Charge Kearns Boy Who Brought Gun to School