Security and Safety

Utah lawmaker wants guns on public transit

Posted on January 13, 2015

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker is considering expanding the right to carry a weapon on a bus or train without permission, saying it should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street, the Deseret News reported.

Under Utah law, if someone is carrying a gun or another weapon illegally on public streets, it's a misdemeanor in most cases. But on a bus or train, it's a felony.

The lawmaker cited a state hijacking law that makes it a felony for anyone to carry a concealed gun or dangerous weapon on a bus or train. A Utah Transit Authority spokesman said the agency has not had any problems with riders carrying concealed weapons on trains or buses and didn't believe anyone had been cited for it. For the full story, click here.

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