Reporters obviously have only limited time to check claims by those they interview. And it is all to easy for interest groups, such as the Brady Campaign, to play on people’s fears. But this is the Brady Campaign and other gun control groups that have been getting a free-ride for too long in grossly exaggerating the risks of concealed handgun permit holders.
Of the states below that have formalized reciprocity or recognition with Utah, there are some states that will only accept the Utah concealed firearm permit so long as the permit holder is a resident of Utah.
Ben Franklin preferred the rattlesnake as national symbol noting its reluctance to attack without warning (unlike the biblical serpent, it has a rattle), though fierce on sufficient provocation. See www.7-4-1776.us