Utah Lawmakers hold Gun Confiscation Hearing!

October 23, 2019

The gun control lobby is frantically working to pass “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws in all 50 states.

And Utah may be next.

In fact, just last week, the Utah Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee held a hearing on the topic of “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation.

Why?

Because Republican Governor Gary Herbert keeps running around the Capitol, begging legislators and the press in Salt Lake City to pass a “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation bill.

That’s right.

Despite the fact Utah’s “Red Flag” bill went down in flames last session, thanks to the activism of gun rights supporters like you... Herbert’s bringing it back. 

This latest hearing comes on the heels of Herbert’s summer news conference, demanding that “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation “be at the heart of the discussion.” 1

When interim committee hearings happen this early before state lawmakers reconvene in January – it’s a sure sign that they’re getting ready to pass this quickly, before you and I can organize against it.

KUTV is even trotting out fake poll numbers, claiming folks like you support “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, even though their “poll” didn’t even ask about the bill! 2

Worse, Republican State Rep. Steven Handy from Layton says he’s going to sponsor this Gun Confiscation bill again!

With pressure mounting, all eyes are on three people:

*** House Speaker Brad Wilson (R): 801-538-1029
*** Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers (R): 435-817-5565
*** Senate President Stuart Adams(R): 801-593-1776

Please call these three politicians and tell them not to even think about letting a “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation bill come up for a vote!

Then please make a generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights so we can mobilize to defeat “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Utah before it’s too late.
 

If “Red Flag” becomes the law of the land in the Beehive State, this is how it’ll play out:

*** A disgruntled neighbor, ex-partner, or family member can accuse you of being crazy, simply because you support the Second Amendment, and file an ex parte order with a court.

*** This undermines your Second and Fourth Amendment protections by completely bypassing due process rights, allowing the accuser to have a secret hearing about you, without your knowledge.

*** And it allows SWAT teams to raid your home and take your legally owned firearms, and only your firearms.

Defeating these dangerous laws is up to grassroots activists like you and me.

The gun control machine Giffords Law Center boasts that passing a Gun Confiscation law in Utah is one of their top objectives.

Following the hearing last week, one anti-gun lobbyist who’s working on the bill says they’ll settle for nothing less than a “Red Flag” law that allows legal guns to be taken from law-abiding gun owners through the “ex-parte” procedure.

That means no due process.

Remember, it was through the activism of pro-gun patriots like you that we were able to stop HB 209 “Red Flag” earlier this year.

Thanks to you, HB 209 did not even make it out of committee.

In addition to this victory in Utah, the National Association for Gun Rights defeated Gun Confiscation in North Dakota, Maine, Virginia, and New Mexico this year.

We’ve been victorious in 2019 – and we will keep defeating “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, as long as we double down on grassroots lobbying efforts.

Of course, deploying emails, phone calls, petitions, and staff doesn’t come free or cheap.

And we simply cannot afford to match the gun control lobby dollar for dollar in this fight to defend gun rights in Utah.

That is why I hope you will make a generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights so we can once again defeat Gun Confiscation in Utah.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
President
National Association for Gun Rights

P.S. Gov. Herbert and the gun control lobby seem hell-bent on passing a “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation law in Utah.

And just last week, the Utah Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee held a hearing on the topic of “Red Flag” laws.

*** House Speaker Brad Wilson (R): 801-538-1029
*** Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers (R): 435-817-5565
*** Senate President Stuart Adams(R): 801-593-1776

This is going to get VERY ugly, VERY fast. So please call the lawmakers listed above.

Then,please help NAGR fight “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Utah by contributing $30, $20, or even $10 today.
 

References:

1 = Nixon, Nicole. Gov. Herbert calls for ‘open and frank’ discussion on gun control measures. KUER.org. Aug 21, 2019

2 = Fake Poll cited by KUTV: “Utah poll: Voters say gun control laws won't infringe on their 2nd Amendment rights” Sept 18, 2019.

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