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2014 Bill Tracking Page: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

How did your house and senate statutators rate?2013 Government Corruption Report!

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Bloomberg's Busy Bees

SLC Catholic Bishop John Wester Makes a Bee-Line for Gun Control!
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Evolutionary Quotes

"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?"  Patrick Henry. Read more.

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Majority of House & Senate Statutators Have No Opposition!

(Alert for 3/18/14): Many individuals will likely yet declare their candidacy, but as of this alert, 56 out of 104 house and senate statutators face NO OPPOSITION AT ALL.  The candidate filing deadline is THIS THURSDAY (March 20) by 5pm. If you want to cause incumbents political pain, this is one important avenue to consider. To learn more, click here.

 

March 18th & 20th Caucuses: Opportunity to Participate in Both Parties

(Update for 3/17/14): Democrat Party caucuses are held TOMORROW (March 18) and you don't have to be a registered Democrat to participate. For more information, click here.

Republican Party caucuses will be held two days later (March 20), which is designed to better facilitate and empower Democrats to attempt to stack them (you can simply register as a Republican before, or even at, the caucus meeting). For more information, click here.

To learn about the activities of other Utah political parties, see UT Gun Rights' Other Resources Page.

Caucuses are part of the process that selects partisan delegates. These delegates select house and senate statutators (i.e. "legislators") who, in turn, elect a House Monarch (i.e. "speaker") and Senate Monarch (i.e. "president"). To learn more about these two Monarchs and the grossly inordinate power they wield, see the 2013 Utah Government Corruption Report.

To learn about other political actions you can take, see UT Gun Rights' article, "What You Can Do".

 

Bad Bill Alert! HB 276: Violence Against Open Carry Gun Owners Passes House!

(Alert for 3/11/14): Did you (or a friend) strap on a rifle for a rally/hearing, or to sell outside a gun show?  If HB 276 passes, unholstered open carry gun owners will be targeted for violent harassment and arrest.  Other gun owners will be at increased risk of abuse as well.

Unfortunately, "gun rights" groups like the Utah Shooting Sports Council (USSC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are supporting this gun control bill.  According to USSC's recent public statements, you should base your position on HB 276 solely by trusting their (and supposedly the NRA's) attorneys.

HB 276 passed House Monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked committee, passed the house final floor vote (54-17-4), and is currently in Senate Monarch's hand-picked rules committee, awaiting senate floor action.  To learn more, click here.

 

Bad Bill Alert! HB 134 S1: Gun Safe Registration and Anti-Gun Propaganda Distribution

(Alert for 3/6/14):This bill would utilize the government's concealed carry "permit" extortion process to offer perverse financial incentives to businesses that sell gun safes.

It would also appropriate tax monies to notoriously anti-gun bureaucracies for dubious "gun safety" programs, and create a de facto gun safe registration program for those who foolishly participate.

HB 134 S1 was unanimously approved by House Monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked health and human services committee and is currently in the rules committee awaiting potential floor action. To learn more, click here.

 

Bad Bill Alert! HB 303 S1: Arrest and Jail Innocent Vehicle Drivers

(Alert for 2/27/14): HB 303 S1 grants new police power to profile, molest, arrest, and prosecute innocent drivers if they are suspected of "being impaired to the slightest degree".

Because it would dramatically expand the power of police to forcibly invade the persons and vehicles of gun owners to perform unjustified seizures and arrests, UT Gun Rights considers it a gun rights bill.

To learn more about this imminent threat, click here.

 

Bad Bill Alert! HB 276: Violence Against Open Carry Gun Owners

(Alert for 2/11/14): Did you (or a friend) strap on a rifle for a rally/hearing, or to sell outside a gun show?

If HB 276 passes, unholstered open carry gun owners will be targeted for violent harassment and arrest.  Other gun owners will be at increased risk of abuse as well.

HB 276 is currently hovering in House Monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked rules committee.  To learn more about this imminent threat, click here.

 

Bad Bill Alert! SB 35: Gun Control By Bureaucrats

(Alert for 2/10/14): SB 35 reauthorizes numerous "administrative rules" created by unelected bureaucrats that have the same effect as state statute. These include gun controls and many other subversions of your natural rights.

This bill unanimously passed the senate (28-0-1) and will be heard TODAY (Monday, Feb. 10, 2014) in House Monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked government operations committee, where it is expected to pass and move on toward a final vote in the house.  For more information, click here.

 

Good Bill Alert! HB 318: Restoring Jury Trials for Innocent Parents

(Alert for 2/8/14): This bill would allow parents, including gun owners, to request and receive a trial by jury prior to having their parental rights terminated.

HB 318 is a first step toward restoring justice to Utah's corrupt courtrooms, and in providing substantive due process for innocent gun owners.

HB 318 is still stuck in House Monarchess Rebecca Lockhart's hand-picked rules committee.  To learn why this an important right to keep and bear arms issue, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Bill Alert! HB 242: Freedom of Information Protection!

(Alert for 2/3/14): Government entities currently abuse a loophole in Utah's Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) to charge exorbitant fees for providing information to the public.

HB 242 would begin to limit the games they can play to avoid openness and accountability.

For more information, click here.


2014 Bill Tracking Page: The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly!

(Alert for 1/28/14): The statutory session began YESTERDAY (Jan. 27), and Monarch Niederhauser and Monarchess Lockhart are already preparing to push forward multiple gun control bills. 

To keep up to speed with bills affecting your right to keep and bear arms, click here.






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2013 Utah Government Corruption Report!

(Alert for 1/21/14): Learn how Utah politicians voted on critical gun rights bills in 2013.  To read the full report, click here.

 

Monarch Niederhauser Violates Your Senate Statutators!

(Alert for 1/16/14): As previously exposed, Utah's statutators (i.e. house and senate members who produce statutes that undermine law) are controlled by two monarchs: senate president Wayne Niederhauser and house speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

Thanks to a citizen GRAMA request, Ogden police chief Gary Williams clearly fingers Niederhauser's "leadership" as the senate's center of power.  And the Niederhauser regime is poised to seize more power this session.  To learn more, click here.

 

 

 

 

Sheriffs' Association President Whines at UT Gun Rights

(Alert for 1/2/14): Utah Sheriffs' Association 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 objections.  To explore his lamentations, click here.

SLC Catholic Bishop John Wester Makes a Bee-Line for Gun Control!

(Update for 12/20/13): John Wester, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, along with his mysterious "we", places the lives of criminals ahead of the lives of innocents. To read his Bloomberg's Busy Bees quote, click here.

 

 

 

Mayor & Police Chief Falsely List City Council in Letter Against HB 76

(Alert for 12/12/13): According to Syracuse City councilman Craig Johnson, mayor Jamie Nagle and police chief Garret Atkin, falsely listed the city council in their now-public letter of opposition to HB 76 S1 (Carry "Unloaded" Firearms Concealed), failed to even notify them of their actions, and opposed the council's intent to uphold the right to keep and bear arms.

How many other city councils were misrepresented? To learn more, click here.

 

Why Did Utah's Sheriffs Oppose HB 76?

(Alert for 11/5/13): According to Terry Keefe, president of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, the Utah Sheriffs' Association also voted to oppose HB 76 S1 (Carry "Unloaded" Firearms Concealed) in the secretive Law Enforcement Legislative Committee.

Thanks to another citizen's GRAMA request, we now reveal Keefe's email exchange.  To uncover their betrayal, click here.

 

 

 

Herbert's New Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, Is Just Buzzing for Gun Control!

(Update for 10/9/13):  Then-representative Spencer Cox was preparing "in case" his secretive gun control vote was made public.

Little did he know that his email to Herbert's lackey would also be made public.  To read his Bloomberg's Busy Bees quote, click here.

 

Murray 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, click here.

Utah 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, click here.

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker Implores Congress to Force Gun Control on Utahns

(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, click here.

 

Utah Governor 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, click here.

Legislators 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, click here.

Courts of InJustice versus Clark Aposhian

(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:

* unreasonable seizures occur,
* the right to Counsel is effectively denied,
* the right to a public trial by an impartial jury is obstructed, and
* deprivation of life, liberty, and property may occur without authentic due process of law.

To read this update, click here.

Utah Police Chiefs Overwhelmingly Support Gun Control

(Alert 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, click here.

 

 

Why 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, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

How 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.

To see how your legislators voted, click here.

 

 

 

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