Sandy City Strikes Gun Ordinance

August 27, 2014
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(Sconcealed carryandy Utah)Sandy City has repealed its laws restricting carrying guns in public places. Council members Tuesday night unanimously approved the ordinance changes, so that it no longer will be a violation of city code to pack a gun in a park, on a trail, golf course or in any other city recreational facility.The amendments are being adopted now at the demand of a national gun-rights organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, which recently put Sandy on notice that its gun laws are illegal because they go beyond what is authorized by Utah law. Lawyers say that Utah Cities have no legal right to supercede state law in restricting open or closed carry of weapons. Utah, like many states, has reserved most gun-regulating authority to the Legislature — aside from allowing cities to restrict the discharge or brandishing of firearms.

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