Dear Utah State Legislature

Dear members of the Utah State Legislature,

Your failure to pass Constitutional Carry was deeply disappointing to me.  Sure the Governor vetoed it, but this is a Governor who is obnoxious and disliked.  He’s a Rino at best, and a total jackwagon on top of that… he’s not going to win the next election.  So what if he vetoed it?  Your Constituents wanted it.  The people who voted you in, wanted it.  It would have put us in line with our fellow western states to the north and south of us.  Colorado is nothing more than Eastern California, and thus doesn’t count… full of Broncos fans anyway.  And Nevada is full of Unionized Gambling Addicts and Whores, so really, they don’t count either.  Arizona, and Wyoming though… Our Brothers!

You’re jobs, by your very title “Representatives” need to represent us.  We wanted Constitutional Carry.  And you guys know it.  It flew through the House and Senate so fast, it was unbelievable… so much momentum.  Only to be stopped by pompous stuffed shirt?  That’s not right.  You guys could have taken it the very next day and Overridden that clown.  You guys could have done that in a matter of minutes.  You had the votes, your just had to cast them one more time… but you couldn’t do it.  That was disappointing, but not as disappointing as what you guys did to the bill along the way.

Somewhere along the way you took Constitutional Carry and ruined it.  You watered it down and made it useless.  Not just useless… but you in fact made it even more dangerous.  Just like the asinine Open Carry Law… you insisted on making concealed carriers run unloaded.  Open carry, unloaded, is dangerous.  It puts the Citizen behind the 8-Ball in reaction to a criminal action.  You in fact, make the Citizen a Target for a criminal attack, because the Criminal knows the Citizen is unloaded!  And you did the same thing to Constitutional Carry?  That’s reckless.  It’s in fact, irresponsible.  Allow me to show you why.

It’s not just about speed, as this young man illustrated.  It’s also adding in unnecessary manipulation that can be fumbled when the defensive tool is needed the most.  A fumble here at such a critical moment could cause the gun to jam, or an accident to happen.  There is no reason to insist on empty chamber carry.  It’s wrong, and I don’t know any professional firearms instructor or expert that advocates it.  You are putting Citizens at greater risk by insisting on Empty Chamber Carry.  You guys need to fix the bill, vote it again and pass it… Then override this Governor who is single handedly blocking what your Constituents want done.