Mount Pleasant, UT asked in Employment Law and Constitutional Law for Utah

Q: I am a subcontracted employee that delivers mail to separate post offices. Can I conceal carry while at work? (Utah)

There are signs that say bringing a firearm into the building is illegal, unless on "official business". If I am "performing the authorized duties and responsibilities of an employee’s position", is that not "official business"?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Under Utah law, an individual with a valid concealed carry permit may generally carry a concealed firearm. However, specific properties, including certain governmental facilities, can prohibit firearms on their premises. The language about "official business" could be interpreted in different ways, but typically "official business" would refer to law enforcement or security personnel. If the post office has explicitly posted signs that prohibit the carrying of firearms unless on "official business," and you're not part of that designated group, it's possible you could be in violation of the law or their policies. Therefore, even if you're performing your authorized duties as an employee, it might not qualify as "official business" in the context of that sign. It's essential to consult with local legal counsel to gain a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities in this particular situation.

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