The Latest: Utah Commission Releases Safety Recommendations

Jun 21, 2018

A coalition of Utah officials are recommending the state create a waiting period for people wanting to buy guns, require background checks on all firearm sales and make it easier to take guns away from people believed to be a threat.

The 11 recommendations released by the Utah Safe Schools Safety Commission Wednesday were developed in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Commission members said there was disagreement over several of the recommendations.

Many are likely to be controversial in the Republican-controlled Legislature, which has been reluctant to pass gun control bills.

Lawmakers said they would ask Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session for measures with limited opposition, such as requiring school mental health teams and mandating Utah report background check information to a national database.

Not all recommendations require action by the Legislature.