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"Are we at
last brought to such humiliating and debasing
degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for
our defense? Where is the difference between having
our arms in possession and under our direction, and
having them under the management of Congress? If our
defense be the real object of having those arms, in
whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety,
or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" —
Welcome to UT Gun Rights!
Did Utah's Sheriffs Oppose HB 76?
11/5/13): According to Terry Keefe, president of the Utah
Chiefs of Police Association, the Utah Sheriffs' Association also voted to
HB 76 S1 (Carry "Unloaded" Firearms
Concealed) in the secretive
Law Enforcement Legislative
Thanks to another citizen's
we now reveal
Keefe's email exchange. To uncover their betrayal,
New Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, Is Just Buzzing for Gun
(Update for 10/9/13): Then-representative Spencer Cox
was preparing "in case" his secretive gun control vote was
Little did he know that his email to Herbert's lackey would
also be made public. To read his Bloomberg's Busy
Chief Decries Societal Wolves While Disarming the Sheep
(Update for 10/4/13): Murray police chief Pete Fondaco has a
credibility problem that weakens police-citizen relations. On
the one hand, he enjoys the benefits of citizens who pay his
salary and allow him to carry a chambered and concealed
firearm (again with their money). On the other hand, he
doesn't trust them to carry a concealed firearm unless a
fellow bureaucrat authorizes it. To learn more,
Veteran Challenges Police Chiefs to Debate
(Update for 9/10/13): Letters to news editors comprise another
means of making your voice heard. Recently, Cory Green of
Bountiful, wrote a letter to the Davis Clipper,
citing our recent alert and challenging any police chief to a
public debate. To read his letter,
Mayor Ralph Becker Implores Congress to Force Gun Control on
(Update for 9/10/13): Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker told
the Washington D.C. gun control crowd that he wants congress
to enact the kind of gun control most Utahns oppose. To
read his Bloomberg's Busy Bees quote,
Gary Herbert Endorses Background Checks for BB Guns!
(Update for 7/16/13): Gun control zealot New York mayor
Michael Bloomberg, co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns,
enjoys plenty of support amongst Utah's wanna-bee elites.
Take governor Gary Herbert, for example, who recently endorsed
background checks for BB guns. To read his outrageous
quote and hear the audio,
Your GRAMA Never Taught You
(Update for 7/9/13): Much of the information we've recently
revealed is a direct result of citizen GRAMA requests. Maybe
you can help us uncover more dirty political deeds?
To learn how you can use this simple and powerful tool to help
us expose the discussions and actions of your elected and
unelected servants, lobbyists, and special interest groups,
Hid Behind Herbert's Veto of HB 76
(Alert for 6/25/13): We've suggested that some legislators
only voted for HB 76 S1 (Carry Unloaded Firearms Concealed)
with the understanding that governor Herbert would veto it.
Well, don't just take our word for it.
Thanks to a citizen GRAMA request, we now present email
correspondence between representative Spencer Cox and Mike
Mower, governor Herbert's Deputy for Community Outreach. In
it, Cox confirms our analysis. To read it and more,
Courts of InJustice versus Clark
(Update for 6/17/13): Here we
expose how this Government subverts fair trials and the
consequences of this subversion for Clark Aposhian.
Specifically, Aposhian faces a system in which:
* the right to Counsel is effectively denied,
the right to a public trial by an impartial jury is
* deprivation of life, liberty, and property may
occur without authentic due process of law.
To read this update,
Police Chiefs Overwhelmingly Support Gun Control
for 6/3/13): The saga of betrayal continues. Police chiefs
throughout the state of Utah, many with overt or implied
backing of their mayors and city councils, implored governor
Herbert to veto HB 76 S1.
To learn more,
Would the USSC Chair Privately Lobby Against HB 76 S1?
(Alert for 5/21/13): A fundamental tactic of the anti-gun
lobby is to manufacture false friends for you.
Always be apprehensive about those who tell you things
you want to hear.
To read a revealing communication between USSC Chair, Clark
Aposhian, and governor Herbert's Deputy for Community
Outreach, Mike Mower,
Did Your Legislators Vote on the Veto Override?
(Alert for 4/25/13): Thanks to
GRAMA requests and persistent follow-up by activist Kenneth
Warfield, the secretive polling results have been obtained,
and we are able to confirm how each legislator voted on
whether to hold a veto override session for HB 76 S1.
how your legislators voted,
Last Session's Lowlights
Legislature Fails to Override HB 76
Veto: How Did this Happen?
(Alert for 4/19/13): House
speaker Rebecca Lockhart and senate president Wayne
Niederhauser have conducted their
on whether to override governor Herbert's veto of
HB 76 S1 (Carry
Unloaded Firearms Concealed).
According to the
Salt Lake Tribune,
they did not obtain the two-thirds majority required to do so.
Where did things go wrong? To learn more and see what
you can do, click
Is HB 76 S1 a Real Effort or a
for 3/25/13): With governor Gary Herbert's veto of HB 76 S1,
all eyes are now on the bill's sponsor, representative John
Mathis. Only Mathis can make public the legislature's
upcoming vote on whether to hold a veto override session for
Does Mathis serve you? Or has his bill been part
of an ongoing, manipulative shell game? To learn what
268 S1: Attack on Utah's Open Carry!
for 3/14/13): Did you strap on an AR-15 for a recent rally or
hearing? If HB 268 S1 passes today, you may be harassed and
arrested if you attempt to do so again. HB 268 S1, "Disorderly
Bill Mess," is an attack on Utah's current open carry
protections (as weak as they are), and makes current
"disorderly conduct" statutes even less favorable toward gun
owners. But don't take our word for it. To read what the bill
sponsor, Paul "Benedict Arnold" Ray, had to say, and to see
our threat assessment of HB 268 S1 and appropriate actions you
Control Bills Await Final Senate Vote!
(Alert for 3/12/13): The following gun control bills have
passed the house and await a final vote on the senate floor:
HB 121, "Legalizing Theft of Firearms,"
creates a not-so-voluntary program that empowers cohabitants
to whimsically turn in other cohabitants' firearms to police —
for an unlimited period of time. To see our threat assessment
and appropriate actions,
HB 50, "Gun Owner Victimization Act,"
empowers a court dictator to issue a "dating violence
protection order" that, "prohibit[s] the respondent [i.e.
accused] from purchasing, using, or possessing a firearm or
other weapon specified by the court." To see our threat
assessment and appropriate actions,
HB 256, "Gun Control by Bureaucrats,"
reauthorizes numerous "administrative rules" created by
unelected bureaucrats that have the same effect as state
statute. These include gun controls and many other affronts
to your natural rights. To see our threat assessment and
313: Reducing the Power of Court Dictators
(Alert for 3/8): This bill would
allow parents, including gun owners, to request and receive a
trial by a jury of their peers PRIOR to
having their parental rights terminated. UT Gun Rights
strongly supports HB 313 as a first step in restoring justice
to Utah courtrooms, and in providing substantive due process
for innocent gun owners. This bill is currently languishing
in house monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked house rules
committee. To see our assessment of HB 313 and appropriate
actions you can take,
120: Turning the State Forester into a Monarch
(Alert 3/4/13): This bill vastly expands the
virtually-unaccountable political power of one person, the
state forester, granting him/her near-absolute reign to
restrict gun owners as he/she wishes.
The games that can be
played to selectively discriminate against gun owners are
SB 120 passed the senate and awaits a final vote in the
house. To see our threat assessment and appropriate actions,
Monarchess Publicly Affirms Her Brutal Authority
3/4/2013): Over these last few weeks, UT Gun Rights has been
attempting to describe to you how your "representative" and
"senator" serve the will and dictates of a monarch, in the
form of the house speaker and senate president. Some of
you may think we were exaggerating. To consider a
recent, brazen display of candor by house speaker Rebecca
Lockhart, and our observations,
of "March for the 2nd" Rally
3/4/2013): On Saturday, March 2nd, gun rights activists
gathered peacefully at the Salt Lake city/county building, and
marched up to the state capitol steps to celebrate a "March
for the 2nd". Many again carried battle rifles, assault
rifles, and pistols of various calibers — all without
To see pictures of the event, a flier UT Gun Rights volunteers
shared with the crowd, and to learn about future events,
287 S1: Hey, Let's Leave Gun Confiscation up to the
(Alert for 2/26): HB 287 S1 strengthens the ability of
government confiscation zealots to seize and confiscate guns
from innocent owners, and NEVER return them.
This bill is an
outrageous attack on the American tradition that people are
innocent until PROVEN guilty by a jury of their peers. To see
our threat assessment and appropriate action,
Storm Can't Stop Hundreds on "Day of Resistance"
(Update for 2/25): On Saturday, Feb.
23, hundreds of gun rights activists rallied peacefully on the
state capitol steps to celebrate a nationwide "Day of
Resistance" against tyranny and oppression. Many carried
battle rifles, assault rifles, and pistols of various calibers
all without incident. To see our new Events Calendar for
future events, click here.
256: "Gun Control by Bureaucrats" Sweeping through House
(Alert for 2/20): Did the Obama regime's recent executive
orders targeting your gun rights get you a little upset?
Imagine how upset you would be if congress happily approved
Obama's executive orders?
HB 256 does just that by
reauthorizing numerous "administrative rules" created by
unelected bureaucrats that have the same effect as statute,
including gun control. To see our complete threat assessment
and appropriate action you can take,
321: Reaffirming Federal Gun Controls
2/19/13): This bill re-enacts current state gun control
restrictions against "short barreled" rifles and shotguns,
further legitimizes federal gun control statutes, and provides
another witness to the legislature's gun control agenda.
see our threat assessment, and appropriate action you can take
28 S1 Trespassing Loophole Exposed: University President To
Assume the Powers of a Monarch
(Alert for 2/15/13): Much diversionary
discussion has occurred regarding the allowance for carrying a
firearm in 76-8-703(1) to avoid criminal trespass. While
possibly well-intentioned, the gaping loophole for arbitrary
abuse of gun owners and others on taxpayer-funded campuses has
largely been ignored. For more threat assessment and contact
114: Sending Citizens on a Useless Snipe Hunt
Our analysis demonstrates that HB 114
is useless in protecting or advancing citizens' rights, and
fails to provide the necessary funding, punishment, or
prohibition against state officers who undermine your rights.
The incursions of the federal government are also allowed to
continue unabated. To see HB 114 under our new "Ugly
121: Legalizing Theft of Firearms
This bill legalizes theft by creating
a not-so-voluntary program that empowers cohabitants to
whimsically turn in other cohabitants' firearms to police for
an unlimited period of time.
Other cohabitants may never
find out that their firearms were turned in to police.
And anyone accused of having an "ownership interest" in an
"illegal" firearm may essentially become an unwilling witness
against himself in subsequent criminal prosecutions. To
see our threat,
HB 50: Gun Owner Victimization Act
(Alert for 2/7/13):
This bill would deprive a person of his/her firearms prior to
receiving any substantive due process. No criminal conviction
by a jury of your peers is required. One judge becomes a
court dictator, and solely determines whether you can own,
use, or possess any firearm. To see our threat assessment of
Aren't Good Bills Fast-Tracked?
(Alert for 2/4/13):
Why do legislators only seem to have time and energy to push
horrible bills through? Especially when they could be passing
bills like House Bill 76? This bill essentially eliminates
the requirement to obtain a government "license" in order to
carry a concealed weapon.
Several states (Alaska, Arizona,
Vermont, Wyoming) have done this and others are attempting
it. Carrying your firearm
concealed or openly
is your right, NOT a bureaucrat-sanctioned privilege. To
learn more about HB 76, and where political pressure needs to
SL County Sheriff Jim Winder Employs "The Winder Defense"
Yesterday, sheriff Jim Winder clarified the
reasons why he did not sign the recent Utah Sheriff's
Association letter to president Obama. He then argued
that, "Once... a law has been determined to be
constitutional, every law enforcement officer has the duty
to enforce it.
determination of whether or not a law is constitutional is
not left up to any one person or group or collective group."
Winder's rationale that, ultimately, the
determinations of courts or governments supercede the will
and rights of the individual, is not without historical precedent.
To read his letter and our response,
for January 19 Rally
Rallies and media attention are an important first step in the
fight to protect your rights. But they won't stop
increasing federal and local incursions against your rights.
Click here to see a flier we
prepared for Saturday's "Guns Across America Rally".
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