A Utah pro-gun rights group wants to stop what it says are “petty bureaucrats” from banning guns in their local jurisdictions – an act they say is against state law, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Gun Owners of Utah is calling on its members to look for signs at places such as airports, buses, and local parks banning guns. After a list of such signs is compiled, members from GOUtah! will ask local leaders to take the signs down and revise their rules and ordinances.
A law gives the state legislature sole authority to regulate guns. The state allows concealed-weapon carriers on buses and trains, but the Utah Transit Authority limits “dangerous weapons” to those carried by law enforcement. The trouble with having each city or county adopting its own firearms laws, gun-rights activists argue, is the inability for a concealed carrier to follow the law when driving from area to area.