A Utah lawmaker is considering expanding the right to carry a weapon on a bus or train without permission, arguing it should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street.

Provo Republican Rep. Norman Thurston cites a state hijacking law that makes it a felony for anyone to carry a concealed gun or dangerous weapon on a bus or train.

While the law makes exceptions for those with permits or permission from the transit owner, Thurston said it allows someone to very easily commit a crime without realizing it.

“You were perfectly fine walking down the street and then you get on a bus and now you’re a felon.” Thurston said. “You’re not doing anything different.”

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