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    So I was crusing the Davis County Sheriffs website, and I noticed this link.

    http://www.co.davis.ut.us/sheriff/sh...ns_by_city.cfm

    Two ordinances stood out to me. First is Layton, who has a ban on open carry if it appears that you are "hunting".

    http://www.laytoncity.org/public/Dep...mp;section=020

    9.60.020. Discharging firearms

    (1) It is unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, rifle, or pistol within the City except:

    (a) in self defense when legally allowed to do so;

    (b) by any peace officer in the discharge of his duty;
    (c) in the case of target shooting, if in a proper place and breastwork or battery for the protection of the citizens has been erected, and written approval of such structure has been given by the Police Chief; and
    (d) in the case of shooting wild animals that have been secured or captured in a cage or other device, when the animal is discovered on property that is designated for agricultural use, at a location that is more than six hundred feet (600') from any building, where the shooting is not in a direction and distance that would endanger persons, property, or motorists and provided that the person discharging the firearm has received written approval to do so by the City's Police Department. For the purpose of this Subsection, "wild animals" shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 8.01.010 of the Layton Municipal Code. Authorization under this Subsection shall not exceed the limits of the written permission granted by the City's Police Department, nor does this authorization relieve any person for any damage or injury resulting from said shooting.
    (e) in the case of the lawful slaughter of livestock in an area designated for agricultural use, for personal consumption, at a location that is more than six hundred feet (600’) from any building, where the shooting is not in a direction and distance that would endanger persons, property, or motorists and provided that the person discharging the firearm has received written approval to do so by the City’s Police Department.

    (2) Shotguns may be discharged if the discharge is not within six hundred feet (600') of a building and is not in such a direction and distance that it would endanger motorists, and as long as the shotguns are discharged only during a special hunt where written permission has been given by the appropriate state agency authorizing out-of-season hunting with shotguns.

    (3) It is unlawful for any person to engage in the act of hunting or to carry an uncased firearm in the open under conditions which may reasonably be construed as hunting in the area within the corporate limits of Layton City.


    (4) As used in this Section, "hunting" is the search for or pursuit of any wild game animal, bird, or mammal, with the purpose of capturing or killing or attempting to capture or kill the animal, regardless of whether such kill or capture is actually effected. "Hunting" shall not be construed to mean the pursuit of such game animals through the use of snares or animal traps or when the game is to be taken by falconry, except that nothing under this Section shall be construed so as to prevent the Division of Wildlife Resources from controlling, maintaining, or otherwise managing wildlife within Layton City.


    And then there is Woods Cross. Utah law does not require an adult to be present for 14-17 year old's to possess long arms.


    http://www.woodscross.com/vertical/S...92D8B4A%7D.PDF

    13-06-110. Hunting or Discharging Firearms.

    (a) It is unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, rifle, gun, pistol, shotgun, airgun, bean Shooter, flipper, slingshot, or other instrument, or BB gun within the limits of the City, except in self-defense. This provision shall not apply to peace officers in the discharge of their lawful duties, to target shooting by those holding a Permit issued therefor by the Chief of Police of the City, or to supervised archery target practice or competition, and shall not prevent any person from discharging a firearm while killing a dog or other animal which is attacking, chasing, or worrying any domestic animal having a commercial value, or any species of hoofed or protected wildlife, while attacking domestic fowls, or while such dog or other animal is being pursued thereafter.

    (b) It is unlawful to hunt within the City limits of Woods Cross.

    (c) It is unlawful for any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to have in his or her possession or carry any firearm or air gun in any street, back yard or field, whether private or public, within the City limits unless he or she is accompanied by and within the immediate supervision of his or her parent or other responsible adult.

    (d) It is unlawful for any parent or guardian or person having the charge or control of any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to permit such minor to discharge, or to permit any such minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to possess or carry any firearm or air gun in violation of this and the foregoing Subsection, or permit a minor under eighteen (18) years to possess a dangerous weapon.
    "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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    i agree 100% with ya

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