Please Provide Safe Storage
From: "Angel Shamaya"
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 00:55:31 -0700
Subject: Please Provide Safe Storage
Utah Republican Party Executive Director, Scott Parker
Founder/Executive Director, Utah Liaison
RE: Provide safe storage during VP
August 21, 2001
Dear Mr. Parker,
It has come to our attention that
there is no provision for the safe storage of firearms for our Vice President's
visit to the GOP Convention in Sandy, Utah.
On behalf of our Utah members, I
am respectfully requesting that you work with Sandy police to assure that safe
storage for firearms IS provided.
Without your providing safe
storage at the convention, a few worst case scenarios exist that you and the
good police officers in Sandy should carefully consider:
1) Guns left unattended in cars could be
stolen. Failure to provide safe storage could result in numerous small claims
suits against any of a number of agencies.
2) If guns were stolen, they could end up
being used in crimes. If a crime gun were found to be one stolen outside the
facility where Utah's GOP Convention was held, much more expensive lawsuits
could ensue. Or a crime could be committed against the disarmed citizen due to
being defenseless, and that could also produce some problems.
3) Some of the staunchest supporters of the
GOP are gun owners, and many of them carry guns legally and responsibly, in
Utah. Why alienate your base by failing to respect and provide for their
needs? Do you really want the good citizens who helped put Cheney in office
sitting this one out because of an unintended insult? Hardly.
Keeping Mr. Cheney safe of course
makes sense. And though Utah's concealed carry permit holders average out to be
among the most lawful people in the state, because a ruling to disarm lawful,
decent citizens has been made, do the right thing and provide for the safe
storage of our members' firearms.
Thank you kindly, sir. Have a
DID provide safe storage, thanks to the work of UTGOA
and the many activists who wrote and called on the issue.]
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