Utah policy allows troops to carry at military facilities; Herbert looks to enhance protections

SALT LAKE CITY – Approximately one year ago, Utah state policy was changed to accommodate the carrying of weapons by soldiers at National Guard facilities in accordance with state law. In response to the July 16 attack of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has directed General Jeff Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, to explore additional ways to protect our men and women serving in the armed forces.

“Unfortunately, there are those in our society who specifically target military personnel when seeking to do harm,” Herbert said. “We must do everything in our power to protect these men and women, and I am pleased that Utah has an existing policy in place that allows the members of our National Guard to be properly armed.”

Submitted by the offices of Gov. Gary Herbert.

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  • Simone July 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    A good start would be making guns harder for nut jobs to get in the first place. Just sayin’ <❤️

    • Lastdays July 20, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Well, some of these same nut jobs can buy Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, etc.. just about anywhere they want and at anytime they want in any city including STG. I believe all of those items listed are currently illegal too. So, not sure how making guns more “difficult” to obtain will stop those who want to have a gun. Hasn’t worked with drugs so far. I agree there are some folks who shouldn’t have access to a gun, just not sure how realistic that is. Best thing is to always be able to protect yourself.

    • mesaman July 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Define “nut jobs” in terms of behavior that can be measured. Until then, submit your plan for making it harder for these so called nut jobs to get guns.

  • fun bag July 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This country was a lot safer before all these illegals and islamic terrorist muslims came in. We need to secure the borders and get rid of all these illegals and terrorists. Crapbert’s solution is always more guns and more religion, but we need to get to the root of the problem!

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