The Utah Legislature is continuing its battle against the feds by considering legislation that would make it illegal to share information found in concealed weapon permits with a federal government data base. HB317 would make sharing that information a third degree felony.
Sponsored by freshman Representative Jacob Anderegg-R,Orem who believes federal authorities could use the list to confiscate guns said, “I don’t like the federal government knowing who has guns, when and where, and having a list they can go through.” He is also concerned about criminals who may access the information if it is published providing “a blueprint” of who has weapons and where to find them.
Anderegg considered including the information required in background checks for gun purchasers, but decided the federal government may need to access that information. He added, “As much as I am for gun rights, there are crazy people out there.” Anderegg is not a concealed permit weapon holder and does not own a gun.
The Protection of Concealed Firearm Information bill was introduced in the Utah House Rules Committee last Friday.
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Source: Utah Legislature, Deseret News