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Your right to keep and bear arms is better safeguarded when
government officials and agents are tightly restrained by a
framework of clear and ethical policies. These policies must
reinforce due process for those accused of criminal activity,
punish those who abuse power, and foster an attitude of
respect toward you.
Before such a government can exist, these policies must be
defined and then promoted. Toward that objective, UT Gun
Rights presents its Affirmative Agenda for public
input. Share your views at
Protect Gun Owners from State Harassment
Insulate Utahans from Federal Gun Controls
Introduce Ethics to Utah Government
Reform Corrupt Courtrooms
End Dictatorial Power in the House and Senate
Secure Utah's Voting Process from Fraud
Shield Utahans from Foreign Invasions
Gun Owners from State Harassment
1. Eliminate the requirement to obtain a government "license"
in order to carry openly or concealed a loaded or unloaded
firearm in any area currently authorized to concealed carry
2. Reform "disorderly conduct" statutes to specifically exempt
the mere possession of unholstered or unencased firearms,
whether loaded or unloaded.
3. Eliminate immunity for state agents who grossly violate the
natural rights of gun owners.
4. Repeal state restrictions on short-barreled rifles and
silencers, as is the case with machine guns.
5. Require the county statutory body to review and approve any
public lands closure recommended by the state forester.
6. Where firearms are needed for evidentiary purposes in
self-defense cases, require police to promptly provide a
7. Repeal statute enabling cohabitants to steal the firearms
of other cohabitants and surrender them to the police.
8. Require that firearms be returned immediately to innocent
owners, and provide criminal penalties and agency financial
penalties when state agents fail to comply.
9. Restore firearms rights to fit and competent citizens who
have completed any imprisonment and/or parole associated with
their statutory violations.
10. Abolish the requirement to obtain a "free speech permit"
for citizens gathering to peaceably assemble to address
grievances on public property.
11. Restrict statute enforcement arrest powers to offenses
12. Strengthen Utah's Good Samaritan statute to include a
provision that if any government agent is found, by any court
or jury, to have used excessive force, any person present who
sought in good faith to prevent that agent from exercising
that excessive force, through lethal or non-lethal means, is
innocent for that act, and is also not liable for any civil
damages or penalties as a result of that act, unless he/she
was grossly negligent.
13. Provide criminal penalties for government agents who
physically attack, arrest, or prosecute individuals harmlessly
acting as audiovisual recording witnesses.
Harassment of citizen-observers under farcical
"obstructing justice" allegations would no longer be
Utahans from Federal Gun Controls
1. Criminalize the enforcement of any federal gun control or
privacy invasion statutes or "executive orders" by state
agents. This includes state involvement with any
multi-jurisdictional task forces, deputization, records
sharing, and other forms of "cooperation".
constitutional definition of "militia" to include
adult men and to introduce women (they are currently
Include a stipulation that Utah militia — organized or
unorganized — be free to own any firearms useful for militia
purposes; including what the Utah National Guard is allowed.
3. Keep the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification office open
24-hours, so citizens can purchase guns whenever they wish to;
thus minimizing the impact of onerous federal "background
check" gun controls. The right to buy and sell firearms does
not end at 7pm.
4. Grant all qualifying Utah citizens a free "permit" to
satisfy onerous federal statutes prohibiting firearms in
certain circumstances (and to assist Utahans traveling to
other states with concealed carry reciprocity agreements).
5. Criminalize state receipt of federal "forfeiture" proceeds
(i.e. ban extortion/bribery mechanisms that fuel abuses such
as unjust home invasions and confiscation of private property
from innocent owners).
Introduce Ethics to Utah
1. Eliminate political action committees and end direct and
indirect funding of political issues by corporations.
Campaigns must be funded solely by individual campaign
committees that may accept funds solely from natural persons
who reside in the district.
These natural persons will be subject to contribution
limits. Use of personal wealth will likewise be
prohibited in excess of individual contribution limits.
Within a reasonable period after an election, unused campaign
funds must be placed in the state's public treasury or be
proportionally returned to donors.
2. Institute a recall statute whereby the people can, at any
time, remove an official from office.
3. Eliminate bribery in the form of meals, trips, events, etc.
If an activity is vital to an official's duties,
expenses should be approved through the budgetary process.
Otherwise, it should be paid for by the official.
4. Ban "exclusive" union "bargaining agreements" for
government employees, so that individuals are free to work
without being a union member and without being governed by a
5. Prohibit any government employee (including attorneys and
other court officers), current registered lobbyist, or
director, shareholder, officer or employee of any
pseudo-governmental organization from holding any state
Spouses or cohabitating partners of such individuals would
also be prohibited.
6. Prohibit any elected government official from acting as a
paid lobbyist at the state or local level for a period of 5 years
after leaving office.
These persons would also be prohibited from unelected
employment with any state or local government or
pseudo-governmental organization for a period of 5 years.
7. Prohibit government employees from holding any paid
position with a political campaign or private corporation.
8. Require every "administrative rule" to go through the
normal bill process before it attains equal footing with
statute. The current practice of combining all proposed
administrative rules, regardless whether the subject matter is
related, and then approving/reapproving them as one amorphous
mass would cease.
9. Prohibit government agencies from hiring or contracting
lobbyists or "public relations" corporations.
10. Restrict unelected government employees from initiating
contact with elected officials on any bill or statutory issue
unless they do so in written form and as part of the public
Government employees would no longer be allowed to speak at
statutory hearings unless their input is specifically
requested by an elected official, or unless they do so as
private individuals and on their own time.
11. Reduce and standardize fees for GRAMA requests and add
criminal penalties for government agents and officials who
willfully refuse to comply with GRAMA request requirements.
12. Provide criminal penalties for elected officials and
government employees who willfully delete emails using their
official government email account.
13. Require police officers to operate cameras at all times
while working the street, or while utilizing government
vehicles, and make those recordings available to the public.
14. Require elected officials and government agents who
participate in their official capacity to record for public
record any vote taken on any bill, bill component, candidate,
or political issue.
Individuals acting on behalf of Utah citizens would no
longer be able to hide behind secretive cloak-and-dagger
committees like the statutarium's Executive Appropriations
Committee and Rules Committee or pseudo-governmental lobbyist
organizations like the Utah Law
Enforcement Legislative Committee, Utah League of Cities and
Towns, Utah Police Chiefs Association, and Utah Sheriff's
15. Require bill sponsors to disclose all individuals and
organizations involved in the creation and modification of a
16. Require bill sponsors to show strikeout of statutory
verbiage on any bill in which any portion of code is struck.
17. Eliminate state and local tax breaks for all IRS 501(c)(3)
corporations, including "think tanks", churches, other mass
media outlets, and their contributors, and extend any other
unique statutory or other press privilege or dispensation to
every Utah citizen.
18. Cease recognition of media corporations NOT directed by
natural Utah citizen residents or that are subsidiaries of
1. Require that a citizen be found "beyond a reasonable doubt"
and by an impartial jury to be guilty of actual, serious,
relevant criminal behavior and/or unfitness before he/she can
be permanently denied his/her natural rights.
In non-permanent cases, a defendant must be free to
appeal to an impartial jury for relief from any juryless court
2. In contrast to less than 12 person juries authorized by the
require the unanimous opinion of 12 impartial jurors to
convict a person of any crime.
3. Institute statutory defenses for citizens comparable to
those in place for government bureaucrats. Specifically,
if there is no criminal intent and no victim, there is no
crime, and ignorance of an idiotic statute IS a defense (i.e.
"It is a defense to prosecution that...").
4. Criminalize any judge's effort to prevent jury members from
exercising their power to ignore/negate statute if they deem
it necessary to protect a defendant from unjust prosecution,
or to prevent defense attorneys from informing the jurors of
5. Empower a supermajority of jurors to remove a judge or
court commissioner from a case in their (i.e. the jury's)
6. In cases where defendants have been found guilty and the
judge has issued his/her sentence, empower a majority of
jurors to increase or lessen the sentence if they deem it
appropriate, and even if, by lessening it, minimal sentencing
statutes are contradicted.
7. Allow the accused to testify and cross-examine in all grand
jury hearings or before a judge for "informations".
Indictments will no longer be automatic, and grand juries will
have the option, by majority vote, to publicly recommend
disciplinary action against prosecutors they feel have
concocted frivolous and/or malicious charges.
8. Enable the accused to select any counsel of his choosing,
to include persons unlicensed by, or unaffiliated with, the
Utah State Bar Association (i.e. someone that can help that
he/she might be able to better afford).
9. Eliminate jail "bookings" except for felony offenses, and
fully and promptly reimburse defendants found innocent.
10. End the Executive Monarch's (i.e. "governor's")
monopolistic power over the judicial nomination process.
Empower the house to nominate judicial candidates, the
Executive Monarch to select from those candidates, and the
senate to ratify or reject the final candidate.
11. Empower a majority of jurors to throw out a case if, by
"preponderance of evidence," they determine that the defendant
has been subject to "selective prosecution".
The government cannot be allowed to pick some for
prosecution while ignoring others who might, or should be,
subjected to it on the same terms.
12. Restore the power of the grand jury to conduct
investigations and issue presentments against government
officials and agents suspected of malfeasance, misfeasance,
13. Criminalize any judge's effort to prohibit evidence
regarding the loss, or suppression, of potentially-relevant
14. Require courtrooms to be conducted in plain English that
can be understood by the common citizen, rather than obscure
15. Require courtrooms to provide video recordings on the
Internet of all cases, save for the testimony of minors where
Dictatorial Power in the House and Senate
1. Empower the entire body of the house and senate to annually
elect all committee members, rather than allowing the house
speaker and senate president to merely appoint them.
2. Empower the house/senate to remove the speaker/president at
any time by a constitutional majority vote of that body.
3. Empower a simple majority to bring any bill to the floor
during the annual statutory session; regardless of its status.
4. Empower a simple majority of house statutators to start,
and govern, an impeachment process for any state official.
5. Require house and senate and their committee agendas
to be approved by a majority of the body.
6. Allow each house and senate statutator two bills each
session that go to the house and senate floors for a recorded
vote — notwithstanding any adverse committee report, action,
amendments for final recorded votes must be approved by the
7. Automatically place a one-year sunset on any enacted
bill that bypasses a committee hearing in the house and/or
8. Require full conflict of interest disclosure for
statutators and executive branch officials and employees.
Complete federal and state tax returns must be placed on the
Employment of family members (mother, father, wife, husband,
domestic partner, son, daughter, extended family, and all
in-laws) must be fully disclosed and updated as changes occur.
9. Restore the one senator per county structure, so that
counties can again be represented directly — as federal
senators represent their respective state in the federal
Secure Utah's Voting Process
1. Require all voting ballots to be in paper form and be
publicly hand-counted and carefully controlled by citizen
election judges at local voting locations. This process would
be monitored by independent citizen poll watchers and
conducted in public view.
Require that all counted ballot boxes be officially sealed at
the voting location and in the presence of the same local
citizen election judges, poll watchers, and public.
3. Require all absentee ballots to list
the name, address, signature, and date of the individual
voting for security and auditing purposes.
4. Separate state and local elections from federal elections
(where proof of citizenship can no longer be demanded) and
require verification of eligibility to vote.
5. Prohibit persons from voting who have not formally
renounced citizenship with any foreign nation, or who serve in
any official capacity, or are employed by, any foreign
6. Audit election participants to verify
eligibility to vote and aggressively prosecute those who vote
Utahans from Foreign Invasions
1. Prohibit access to state and local welfare programs by any
individual who cannot provide proof of citizenship, including
food stamps, housing assistance, tuition, medicine, and other
non-lifesaving medical treatment.
2. Require proof of citizenship or legal residence for any form of driver license/permit, bank account,
or college entrance.
3. Require any individual seeking employment to verify
citizenship with the state of Utah and provide that proof of
verification to the employer before he/she can be hired.
4. Provide criminal penalties for corporate officers and other
individuals who knowingly harbor or conceal illegal aliens.
5. Create a state public database of every illegal alien
identified in Utah, to include his/her picture, last known
whereabouts, suspected or known country of origin, full criminal record,
and any outstanding warrants.
6. Require the state to publish an annual report documenting
every crime (murder, rape, theft, etc.) committed by illegal
aliens in Utah.