SALT LAKE CITY — From North Logan to Kanab, cities around the state have gotten letters from the 2nd Amendment Foundation, based in Bellevue, Washington, and the group is hoping their efforts will lead to changes in laws regarding guns in those cities.
Forty nine cities got letters, each saying the city had ordinances on the books that went against state laws.
“We’ve been very successful. We have now gotten a hundred laws removed around the United States and in other states,” said Alan Gottlieb, Executive Director of the 2nd Amendment Foundation.
Gottlieb said cities in Utah have been more cooperative than cities in other states.
“We haven’t got anybody who has been negative to it whatsoever,” Gottlieb said.
Among Utah cities that have already changed their laws are Draper and West Point.
Draper altered their ordinance to allow guns in their amphitheater, so long as they are not brandished or discharged.
West Point changed a law banning guns from their city cemetery.
“We’ve never had any complaints about the ordinance prior to this,” said Kyle Laws, West Point City Manager, though Laws added he doesn’t expect many complaints from the new ordinance that prohibits firing or brandishing a gun in the cemetery.
Salt Lake City has not changed laws banning guns in city parks and in the airport, but their lawyer is reviewing the ordinances to see if they conflict with state laws.
The City of Murray has already reviewed their law banning guns in city parks and playgrounds. They expect to change them to conform with state law.
The 2nd Amendment Foundation provided a list of the Utah cities that received letters, see below for that list:
North Salt Lake
Salt Lake City
South Salt Lake