Utah gun owners protest Nevada permit decision

Utah gun owners protest Nevada permit decision

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah gun owners are protesting Nevada's decision to reject concealed-weapon permits issued here.

The Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association earlier this year dropped Utah from the list of states whose permit holders also can carry concealed firearms in Nevada.

The association's executive director, Frank Adams, says it's because Utah doesn't require permit holders to prove their proficiency with a live-fire test on a shooting range.

Nevada requires a shooting test and it requires that permit holders from other states meet substantially the same requirements as Nevada permit holders.

Over the weekend the group Guns Owners of Utah issued a call for letters and e-mails of protest.

But the group's spokesman, Bill Clayton, says it doesn't support changing Utah's requirements to meet Nevada's standards.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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

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