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Herbert's veto

Published March 28, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Utah governor's veto of bill to ditch gun permits sets up override battle" (Tribune, March 23):

I commend Gov. Gary Herbert for courageously vetoing HB76, which would allow anyone over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without so much as a permit. It was the sensible, honorable thing to do.

HB76 is a deeply flawed bill. Allowing people to carry a gun without requiring a background check or training is simply insane. HB76 poses a danger to every man, woman and child in Utah.

I implore the state legislators who voted for HB76 to stop and think about the consequences of this bill before voting to override the governor's veto. I strongly urge the public to contact their representatives and make them aware of their concerns about HB76.

It isn't too late to weigh in on this most important issue.

Ryan Curtis

Salt Lake City