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Utah Gets Poor Grade from Gun-control Group

Utah Gets Poor Grade from Gun-control Group

Posted - Jan. 9, 2004 at 7:25 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Another year, another "D". A national gun control organization is giving Utah a D-minus for failing to adopt laws to protect children from gunfire.

Utah received the same grade last year.

The grade was given by the Brady Campaign, Million Mom March and other gun-control groups.

Their annual report says Utah fails in penalizing adults who leave loaded guns within the reach of children. Utah also does not require child-safety trigger locks to be sold with guns.

The Beehive State joins 30 other states in receiving a "D" or "F" grade.

The group was formed by James Brady, the former press secretary severely wounded in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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