Quantcast

Gun fee break passed for police

Published February 29, 2012 7:25 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

With the blessing of a powerful gun lobby, a bill giving police a break on the cost of background checks when purchasing guns passed unanimously out of a Senate committee Wednesday.

Rep. Brad Galvez, R-West Haven, ran into problems earlier this week when HB99 stalled after the Utah Shooting Sports Council opposed the measure because it appeared it would place an extra burden on the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification by requiring them to run more background checks resulting from the price break offered to current cops in good standing.

But Galvez changed the bill and got the shooting group to sign off on the measure by allowing gun store owners to run the background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check system.

The bill already passed the House 69-0 and now moves to the Senate.

dmontero@sltrib.com

Twitter: @davemontero

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus