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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Gun ruling appealed

Attorney General Mike Hatch is appealing the recent ruling overturning the state's concealed carry law. This is expected. What I found interesting, however, is that the story mentions that Rep. Mark Olson is planning on challenging more laws under the single subject rule in the state's constitution.

Mark Olson is a very special legislator. Extremely far right, he is like a pit bull who will grab onto issues and not let them go. Some of his issues are weird, like Personal Rapid Transit. Some of his issues get him into trouble with Republican leadership, like hammering away on doing things "properly" in the House (Olson has been around for a long time, and has yet to get a committee chair due to his general wackiness). The constitutional challenge is an example of the latter. He has been complaining about how the legislature ignore the single subject clause in the constitution for a long time, so the ruling that overturned the gun law is essentially "Mark Olson's revenge." It will be interesting to see where this ends up. I doubt, however, that he will release his bite.


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