Bill would give retired police concealed gun permits

Bill would give retired police concealed gun permits

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Retired police officers could bypass state regulations and automatically get a concealed weapons permit under a bill proposal before the Utah Legislature.

Under Senate Bill 45 any honorably discharged peace officer would be granted a permit upon application. The bill would waive any permit fees and class requirements.

Currently, retired peace officers must comply with the same regulations as other permit applicants. A "peace officer" could include police, sheriff, correctional workers and other officers.

The bill is scheduled for discussion by a Senate law enforcement committee Friday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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