OREM, Utah – A Utah Valley University student says he is within his rights openly displaying a gun while carrying a concealed gun permit, even while on campus. And that is what student Nick Moyes did Friday morning when he was stopped by the campus police and was told to put the gun away. As president of UVU’s Republican Club, Moyes was hanging posters for an event when he was detained.
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So the law says he can open carry, but some campus cops don’t like it? Wow.. great… :roll:
If you are questioning how Nick handled the situation, you can see the entire video of the confrontation below in 2 parts:
I honestly don’t think Nick could have handled himself better. He was polite, he knew the law, asked intelligent questions, and stuck to his beliefs.
It’s stories like this that I find really irritating. If open carry on campus in Utah is legal according to the law, then why did this incident ever happen? I don’t care if some of the students, or the police, don’t feel comfortable that someone without a uniform has a gun. Nick Moyes was doing nothing wrong and should not have been harassed. If you go to a university in Utah and you don’t like Utah state law, then I suggest looking into attending university in one of 49 of our other states. As far as I am concerned, same goes if you are a police officer in Utah. If you aren’t interested in enforcing the law AS WRITTEN, then that is not the job for you.
I say this again and again, but there NEEDS to be some accountability in law enforcement when it comes to situations like this. A police officer should not be able to harass someone for doing something within the limits of the law.