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postheadericon Permitless Concealed Carry In Utah Dies In House Committee Thanks To Lobbyists — Better Luck Next Time, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — We recently covered Utah’s exploration of permitless concealed carry in a previous article. As House Bill 237 headed to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, we expected quite a bit of push-back from anti-gun lobbyists such as Moms Demand Action and others. Sadly, we weren’t disappointed.

After emotional appeals and anecdotes delivered by both sides of the argument, Moms Demand Action managed to dredge up yet another victim of a shooting incident that could have easily been solved by a good guy or gal with a gun.

via Salt Lake Tribune

“HB237 potentially allows dangerous people to easily carry concealed loaded weapons in our state in public places, such as Trolley Square,” Anne Bagley, a survivor of the Trolley Square mass shooting, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense said, and “allows people who have not passed a background check or have proper safety training to carry loaded weapons around children and all of us.”

A tie vote, 5-5, in the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee ended discussion on the bill for now.

We covered our discussion about this bill in this article.

To be blunt, this was deft political maneuvering on behalf of Gov. Herbert to avoid having to veto the third time such legislation has been raised in Utah.

By delaying discussion and delaying a House vote, Herbert essentially avoids having to make a political stand on the issue. His prior complaints were related to the ability of domestic abusers to have access to firearms without a permit. This version of the bill mandates that law enforcement would take a much more active role in reporting domestic abuse cases and informing those accused of domestic abuse, or subject to protective orders, would not legally have access to guns.

If any of us are under the mistaken impression that organizations such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and any other shell non-profit are actually interested in gun-related issues, we really need to start dismantling that notion. These are political apparatuses. Like weeds in the desert, they only spring up when conditions are suited and fade back into the ground the second the water dries up.

For Utahns that have a legitimate right to keep and bear arms, tabling this sort of discussion is tantamount to politicians being afraid to tackle real issues.

On the other side of the argument, another woman gave her story of how she was forced to illegally carry concealed after her abusive ex-husband poised a serious risk to her life and well-being. She did pursue and eventually obtain a permit to carry concealed in Utah, but not before having to violate the law to protect herself.

This is a real life example of someone who can use permitless concealed carry.

Needless to say, I sincerely hope the Utah legislature reconsiders this bill in the future and maybe has a more proactive conversation regarding permitless concealed carry. It would be even better if they used facts and data to back up their arguments.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Concealed Carrier Has A Great Interaction With Law Enforcement, Thanks Deputy For His Professionalism

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS — A concealed carrier was pulled over by a deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. After he told the officer he was carrying, the officer asked to see the gun. Once he saw it, he thanked the driver for telling him. The law enforcement interaction proceeded without incident. No one was hurt or worried. Everyone went about their day.

via the Austin Statesman

“I was a CHL holder, showed him that,” said the concealed carrier. “He asked me if I was carrying, and I had it in the center console. I showed it to him and he said thank you for telling me.”

The concealed carrier is an Army veteran and took to social media to kindly thank the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for the professionalism of one of their deputies. The deputy insists he was just following protocol.

“I encourage people to carry lawfully, and to do it the legal way,” Bell said. “Because in an end result, they could help us out.”

I know a lot of concealed carriers have wrote in voicing their discomfort with the idea of getting pulled over. When police pull over a concealed carrier, ultimately, they just want a safe interaction. In discussions with current and former law enforcement, while their opinions on gun ownership and concealed carry may differ from their own personal experience, ultimately they all appreciated knowing the situation.

Now, depending upon where you’re pulled over, you may or may not be obliged to tell the officer. Some officers may prefer to not know. However, a common underlying theme is this: respect.

When you treat someone else with respect and have a regard for his or her own safety as well as your own, you are immediately inviting a positive interaction. It’s a net benefit.

Now every person — including some law enforcement — may not be receptive to that sort of interaction. That is on that person. You control you. It’s a win-win for all parties.

I’m happy to report when something in the concealed carry community goes right. While we love discussing how some concealed carrier saved someone else or himself, the reality for the vast majority of us is that we just simply need to get through the day. Most law enforcement officers I’ve interacted with have never given me a hard time so long as I abided by the law.

Do that and treat others with courtesy and don’t be surprised when the same is given to you. Good deal. Carry concealed every single day, everywhere you can. Know your state laws well enough to know how you’re supposed to govern yourself when interacting with law enforcement.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Open Source Router Firmware Allowed on TP-Link Routers Thanks to FCC

TP-Link locked open source firmware out of their routers in response to new FCC rules. Now the FCC is telling TP-Link that they must allow open source router firmware.

The post Open Source Router Firmware Allowed on TP-Link Routers Thanks to FCC appeared first on FlashRouters Networking & VPN Blog.

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postheadericon Ofcom experiences major data breach thanks to former employee

The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is investigating would could be the biggest data breach in its history. The incident was caused internally – former employee had been surreptitiously gathering data over a six-year period.

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