SALT LAKE CITY — The gun battles of this legislative session may come down to the question of state versus federal control.
Utahns enjoy broader firearms protection than most states provide, thanks to a clause in the state constitution that goes beyond guaranteeing the right to bear arms and also secures that right for the “security, and defense of self, family and others.”
That control is unlikely to be changed significantly this legislative session, say a number of lawmakers. But what if the federal government intervenes with new gun-control laws?
Therein would lie a major battle.