Updates > Update for 2/10/2015: Statutator Fred
Cox Confirms Impact of Last Year's Trojan
Horse (HB 276)
Statutator Fred Cox Confirms
Impact of Last Year's Trojan Horse (HB
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2/10/15): House statutator Fred Cox has just confirmed what UT Gun
Rights warned in its recent update,
"Last Year's Trojan
Horse (HB 276) & Lessons for Utah Gun Owners",
and in alerts last year.
Referencing HB 276: "Violence Against Open Carry Gun Owners",
Cox wrote in his
"2015 Voter Questionnaire":
"There is a proposal to allow an individual who can legally
'Open Carry' a firearm to cover that firearm with a coat or
otherwise conceal that they are carrying a firearm, without a
concealed carry permit. A similar bill was vetoed by the
Governor in 2013. What did pass in 2014 was a law to
require individuals that do 'Open Carry', to have the firearm
in a holster or case." [bold added]
This is precisely the attack UT Gun
Rights outlined. Unholstered open carry gun owners will now
be targeted for violent harassment and arrest. Other gun
owners will be at increased risk of abuse as well.
Are you still feeling confident in
the judgement, opinions, and behavior of supposed "gun rights
champions" who sponsor and support such gun control?
Are you impressed by the prowess of
National Rifle Association (NRA) and Utah Shooting Sports
Council (USSC) attorneys who boldly proclaimed:
"A concern that has been raised with
the above language [of HB 276] is that since it explicitly exempts
holstered and encased firearms from disorderly conduct it
would imply that the carrying of un-encased or un-holstered
firearms is disorderly conduct.
Both our [USSC] and NRA’s legal counsel has looked at this and
determined that this is not the case."
USSC Alert for Mar. 6, 2014. See UT Gun Rights'
threat briefing for more information.
Are you encouraged by the organizations
(their articles are hyperlinked below) firmly
insisting that HB 276 is a "step forward" for gun
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Utah Gun Exchange
Utah Shooting Sports Council (USSC)
Or are you willing to chart a
— your own course
— by creating your personal political
agenda and by carefully scrutinizing all the information you
In creating your
personal political agenda, consider carefully how an ethical
and legitimate government would operate. UT Gun Rights has
draft Affirmative Agenda for your review and critique.
Again, the 2015
annual statutory session is in full swing. UT Gun Rights
offers its 2015 Bill Tracking Page:
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, as one perspective for
you to carefully scrutinize.
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