Loaded Guns, Cars in the Beehive State

Given the state's high Mormon population and weak beer, Utah probably worries less about loaded drivers than many other states. But the latest argument in the state with the self-proclaimed "greatest snow on Earth" revolves around loaded guns in cars. While 60,000 Utahns legally carry loaded guns in their vehicles by virtue of having qualified for concealed-carry permits, right-to-arm-bears bear-arms activists are pushing for all of the state's citizens to be able to legally carry loaded guns in their vehicles.

While we're generally not into a whole lot of government regulations, if you need a license to drive a car, we think it's only right that you have one that says you know how to safely handle a firearm without experienced supervision. We don't own any firearms ourselves, although we do enjoy a trip to the shooting range; we're definitely not anti-Second Amendment, but we are pro-common sense, and Utah's current law strikes us as common sense.

Loaded Guns in Cars: There's no convincing reason to change the current ban [Salt Lake Tribune]

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