Sheriff Nelson not surprised by House Bill 76 veto

FILE - This March 3, 2013, file photo shows handguns displayed in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Governor Gary Herbert has vetoed House Bill 76 which would have allowed Utahans to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Cache County Sheriff Lynn Nelson said he was not surprised about the governor’s veto.

In an effort to come up with new gun legislation, most people favor universal background checks, but Nelson said he wouldn’t go that far.

“The problem is – and it’s looking toward that direction – that could become a national registry,” Nelson said. “That’s where people start getting concerned, that once you start a national registry, that that creates a list of gun owners and what guns they have, and potential ultimately down the road in a situation that may or may not exist, to come and confiscate those.”

Nelson said potentially, down the road, many gun owners feel that could lead to losing their rights.

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