Skip to comments.Showdown looms between gov, legislators over 'constitutional carry'
Posted on 03/14/2013 7:28:52 AM PDT by marktwain
SALT LAKE CITY A showdown between Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers could be coming now that the Utah Legislature has passed a so-called "constitutional carry" gun law.
The Senate passed HB76 Wednesday by a vote of 22-7, with all five Democrats and two Republicans voting against it.
Although Herbert has stopped short of saying he would veto HB76, he reiterated several times that Utah's gun laws aren't broken and don't need changing. But should he reject the bill, the Legislature could override his veto with a two-thirds majority vote.
The measure passed by more than a two-thirds majority in both the House (51-18) and the Senate, making it "veto proof" provided lawmakers who favored the bill wouldn't change their minds in an override session.
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That depends on what one would consider “a showdown” and “looming” to be, especially coming from the local NBC affiliate. I think he’ll likely sign it to avoid a mutiny.
Sure. The bodies are just stacking up in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming.
The anti-gunners never tire of predicting disaster every time unConstitutional laws are repealed. And the disasters have NEVER come. Not one single time.
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