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    I was just looking at the UTA web site and noticed rider rule number 26:

    http://www.rideuta.com/ridingUTA/riderRules.aspx

    Dangerous weapons are prohibited on UTA buses unless under the direct control of a law enforcement officer or private security personnel licensed by the State.


    WOW! Does anyone have any insight into this. I thought UTA was PUBLIC transportation.

    This is what I sent to the UTA via their web site:


    I have a question regarding rider rules number 26. As per rideuta.com, rule 26 states the following:

    Dangerous weapons are prohibited on UTA buses unless under the direct control of a law enforcement officer or private security personnel licensed by the State.



    As per Utah Code 76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws. -- Part 2, any person with a concealed firearm permit is exempt from weapons laws except for those areas that are deemed secure (sanitized portion of the airport, courthouses, jails, and a few other places). Vehicles operated by the UTA are not part of this list.



    The Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation's web site (http://bci.utah.gov/CFP/CFLCarry.html), the state agency that issues the permits states the following:



    It is lawful for a person with a concealed firearm permit to board a bus or a train or enter a terminal with a concealed firearm upon their person or effects. This also applies to law enforcement officers or commercial security personnel with firearms used in their employment.



    It appears to me that UTA's restriction on concealed firearms permit holders bringing firearms on UTA vehicles is against the law and should be clarified on your website that concealed firearms permit holders are exempt from the rule as are security guards and law enforcement officers.

    Thanks for your consideration in this matter.


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    I think this a great letter! I have ridden on Trax a few times, and have never noticed any signs prohibiting weapons. Their rules mean nothing to me, unless one of the "UTA cops" asked me to disarm. Then the nasty letters would fly!
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    Sgt Jensen...

    I'm curious. Did you open carry on Trax, or CCW?

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    combatcarry wrote:
    Sgt Jensen...

    I'm curious. Did you open carry on Trax, or CCW?
    The last time I rode Trax was before I started to OC. So it was back in my CC days.
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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