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Legislators have firearms frenzy; Utahns oppose open carry on campus

Legislators have firearms frenzy; Utahns oppose open carry on campus

By Robert Gehrke
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Jan 30, 2011 01:01AM MDT
There can be little doubt a week into the 2011 Legislature that lawmakers like their guns. Love them, really.
Lawmakers opened the session praising Utah weapons pioneer John M. Browning, celebrating a day honoring the state’s founding father of firearms and then moving to designate Browning’s M1911 as Utah’s official gun.
And a House committee approved a bill that would require hotel owners to allow patrons to keep guns in their rooms.
“I think the reason you see so much pro-gun legislation is i...

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