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DEMO SEEKS ADDED LATITUDE IN REVOKING GUN PERMITS

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In the wake of Republican state Rep. David Bresnahan's firing of a warning shot, a Democratic legislator wants state officials to have more latitude in revoking concealed-weapons permits.

Rep. Steve Barth, D-Salt Lake City, also used his Sunday news conference to poke fun of Bresnahan's Oct. 4 chase of two men after they allegedly fled from the scene of an accident in West Jordan.Bresnahan was charged with firing a gun upon or across a highway, a class B misdemeanor, after shooting his .25-caliber handgun into a canal.

"I'd hate to see a citizen out there who gets (a concealed-weapon permit and) goes out and thinks he can do anything he wants. To go out and use it to stop a couple of kids doesn't make sense to me," Barth said from the steps of the Capitol. "His little popgun is not very daunting."

Following a review, Department of Public Safety officials chose not to revoke Bresnahan's permit.