GOUtah! Alert #321 – 12 September 2009

Today’s Maxim of Liberty:

"It does not take a majority to prevail. What it takes is an irate,
tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds
of men."

-- Samuel Adams


We recently received the following alert via e-mail from the NRA,
which we think is worth passing on to our readers:

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As we reported in July, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (NDPS)
dropped Utah from the list of states whose Right-to-Carry permits are
recognized by Nevada because Utah state law does not mandate live-fire
range training as a part of its course requirement for the issuance of
a permit. The Nevada Sheriffs’ and Police Chiefs’ Association (NSPCA)
will be hosting its third annual Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) forum
in Carson City on Tuesday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in
Room #1214 of the Nevada Legislative Building. The forum will be
available to participants in the Las Vegas area via teleconference at
the Grant Sawyer Building located at 555 E. Washington Avenue in Room

The purpose of the forum is to allow members of the pro-gun community
to provide public input regarding the administration of the CCW
permitting process, which is the responsibility of the county
Sheriffs. The moderating panel will include Douglas County
Undersheriff Paul Howell, Nevada Department of Public Safety Captain
P.K. O’Neill, and Executive Director of the Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’
Association, Frank Adams.

Any Utah CWP holder who is disappointed about the recent decision by
Nevada to no longer recognize Utah permits should consider attending
and voicing their concerns. Please take the time to attend in Carson
City or Las Vegas. If you can’t attend, but would like to submit a
question or comment, please email fadams@nvsca.com or mail to P.O. Box
3247, Mesquite, NV 89024.

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We encourage you to submit your comments to Mr. Adams at the e-mail
address given above on Monday. Perhaps we can get the Nevada
authorities to reconsider their decision. The Nevada Sheriffs’ and
Police Chiefs’ Association apparently has a lot of power to make
decisions regarding CCW in Nevada. Mr. Adams is the Executive
Director of that organization.

One point to make, if you’re a Utah resident, is that Utah doesn’t
seem to have had any problems stemming from its lack of a live-fire
training requirement, despite having issued close to 100,000 CCW
permits since 1995. Another point to make is that many Utahns with
CCW permits travel to Nevada as a destination for vacation and
recreation, since it’s an adjacent state. The lack of recognition of
the Utah permit may discourage some of these people from vacationing
in Nevada. In the current economy, places like West Wendover,
Mesquite, and Las Vegas can use all the tourism they can get.

Here’s a link to NRA’s original report:



Just thought I would pass this along for those who do not subscribe to the GOUtah e-mail alerts.