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UT: Utah lawmakers explore dos and don'ts of drinking and using firearms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Using deadly force while intoxicated should not be prohibited if it is done in self defense, says a proposal under consideration by Utah lawmakers.

“If you’re defending yourself, but ... you’ve been drinking, it does not limit your ability or your right to choose how you defend yourself,” said Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo.

Thurston told the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee Nov. 14 the bill is needed to conform to case law that says states cannot restrict “this use even in this way.”

“It’s not an ideal situation, but it’s probably a constitutional violation for us to say that person who’s been drinking can’t pick up a weapon to defend themselves, or have to defend themselves with just their bare knuckles,”
 

Comment by: PHORTO (11/23/2018)
Good. It's about time legislators think about preserving rights instead of interfering with them.
 

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