From: Steven Athay
To: Ronda Menlove,
Subject: House Bill 0268S01 Dangerous Weapons Amendments
Date: Wed Feb 26 03:14:46 MST 2014
To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you in support of House Bill 268, which amends the dangerous weapons code and clarifies the restrictions of dangerous weapons to restricted persons.  

This bill is bringing Utah code into compliance with the rest of the country.  Currently, Utah is the only state in the United States that forbids restricted persons from using or having archery equipment for personal hunting or recreational use.  Federal law has no such restriction against restricted persons, and Utah is the only state that takes federal restrictions further than needed.  

I urge you to vote in favor of this bill.  

This will support our already prestigious outdoors economy in the state of Utah, and keep the recreational dollars spent within Utah, rather than out of state.  

Thank you for your continued service to the state of Utah and our community.

Steven Athay