Utah: Wimmer seeks to liberalize Utah’s gun laws

As some politicians nationally look to enact new gun restrictions in the wake of the Arizona shooting rampage that left six dead, a Utah lawmaker is looking to Arizona as a model to eliminate gun laws.

Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, is having a bill drafted that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed, loaded gun almost anywhere in the state — essentially doing away with Utah’s long-standing concealed weapons permit process.

“It allows law-abiding citizens of Utah to carry a firearm for their own personal self-protection with or without a concealed-weapons permit,” Wimmer said Wednesday. [...]