Updates > Alert for 1/2/2014: Sheriff's Association
President Whines at UT Gun Rights
President Whines at UT Gun Rights
(Alert for 1/2/14):
Utah Sheriffs' Association (SA) president Jim Tracy emailed to
contest UT Gun Rights' alert, "Why
Did Utah's Sheriffs Oppose HB 76?"
Demonstrating classic politician behavior, Tracy
complained, offered to hold a verbal conversation, and then
declined to provide written specifics regarding his original
Tracy contacted UT Gun Rights as follows (unedited).
To read his words in context of the entire email
and go to page 3:
"Thanks for extending an
opportunity to clarify what I actually said to Mr. King in my
conversation with him as he has reported to you in his letter
found on your website concerning HB 76 and thank you for all
your supposition and assumptions about me and my position on
HB 76 that are stated in your article 'Why Did Utah's Sheriffs Oppose HB 76? that is currently posted on
your web site. NOT.
"If you care to have
accurate information from me directly as to my stance on HB
76, rather than the misinformation that has been printed in
your article and filtered through someone, who it appears has
some type of agenda, I would be glad to have a conversation
with someone who is affiliated directly with your
organization, and yes, you can record it, I actually prefer it
that way so anyone can listen for their self and make up their
own mind about the subject."
UT Gun Rights requested for Tracy's response to be in written
form, and Tracy
To read the email correspondence in its entirety,
Tracy's final comments are instructive (click
and see page 1).
There is a conspicuous absence of any substantive information
that might exonerate Tracy and his SA's backdoor gun control
Statute enforcement agents (SEAs, pronounce as "seize") such
as Tracy may be highly aggressive at obtaining responses from
citizens on their own terms.
As one can see, they are far less enthusiastic when the
conditions are not so much to their liking.
Tracy also makes an amazing claim:
not associate with 'secret combinations' or with those who
will not operate on an equal level of transparency."
Tracy's SA, represented by officials paid through taxation, actively participates and votes in secretive
meetings of the law [sic] enforcement
legislative committee (LELC) to lobby statutators
comparison, UT Gun Rights holds no elected office and engages
in voluntary association with others, and does not raise funds
through taxes — which are, by their very nature, involuntarily
collected via the threat, or the actual application of, violence
against those who might refuse to pay.
Tracy then offers the following list of endorsements and
qualifications that politicians often use to divert attention
from their gun control activities:
"I am an ardent defender
of the Bill of Rights, and in particular the 2nd Amendment, a
dedicated shooting sports participant, gun owner, 35 year plus
member of the NRA, I
built and opened the Utah County Sheriff's Office gun
range to the public for use with out fees, I have and do
non-felony convicted citizens to exercise their right to
arm themselves and be active participants in their own
personal protection, so make what you will of my last response
to you, 'who ever you are', and I will look forward to viewing
what ever childish cartoon characters you will put up on your
Webb site along with your pronouncements." [bold added]
Tracy's interpretation of the Bill of Rights does not extend
to respect for the right to anonymous inquiry and speech
involving his governmental activities as recognized by the
UT Gun Rights finds his lip service to the Second Amendment to
be as meaningless as
similar statements touted by Barack Obama.
And notice the arrogance of his words, "…I built…."
Did Tracy single-handedly construct the Utah County
sheriff's office gun range?
And did he do so using his own personal resources, or
as UT Gun Rights suspects, those of taxpayers or innocent
Such statements demonstrate the profound arrogance and lack of
respect exhibited by government officials toward taxpayers and
citizens who should instead be credited with funding,
building, and making available the shooting range.
Pay attention to Tracy's phrase, "non-felony convicted
citizens," which is gun control code
(i.e. get trapped in even one politically-motivated felony
invented by statutators and lose your right to own and use
Are you aware that many
are now arbitrarily considered as felonies in Utah?
"I could learn a
thing or two from you sheriffs!"
And then there are federal felonies, which cover an
even broader spectrum of politically-prohibited behavior.
Seen in the light of
the SA’s and its president’s actual support for gun control at
the state level, the Obama regime must have had a
good laugh at the
SA's bold 2013 letter denouncing federal gun
Inherent in Tracy's statement is a demand that
citizens be licensed by the government in order to "be active
participants in their own personal protection." If they don't
obtain this license, then Tracy and/or his fellow SEAs appear perfectly willing to use force,
including violence, to throw them in jail.
Finally, compare Tracy's lack of professionalism with the
responsiveness and follow-through offered by Syracuse city
councilman Craig Johnson and presented in UT Gun Rights'
previous alert, "Mayor
& Police Chief Falsely List City Council in Letter Against HB
Accountability and responsibility are possible in Utah.
But only if more citizens expect and insist upon it.
Here are some ideas for you to consider in holding your
government accountable and in reducing the influence of Utah's
spider web-like network of corruption:
1) Invite your county
city police chief, and
police officers to reconsider their offensive behavior. Rather than pretend to cherish your right to defend
yourself, their political actions should be consistent with
their lofty proclamations and promises.
Invite them to disassociate with anti-gun
organizations such as the Utah Sheriffs’ Association and the
Utah Chiefs of Police Association.
2) Network with local gun owners. Let people know what is happening. Get them connected
with sites like UT Gun Rights so they can receive critical
information and form their own, independent opinions.
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"Like" UT Gun Rights on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UtGunRights
Encourage others to read, analyze, question, confront,
challenge, and understand what is going on around them. A
highly informed citizen community is required to resist
manipulation, deception, and fraud. Here are two pages
they should familiarize themselves with: 2013
Bill Tracking Page: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and the
3) Organize into smaller working groups for your area. Each of your local politicians should receive political
direction from a group of local, determined, solidly-educated
gun rights activists. This group can consider political
action such as establishing local email/phone political action
networks, literature distribution, holding town meetings,
recruiting alternative candidates, election monitoring and
participation, and filing GRAMA
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