Multiple Gun Control Bills Introduced in Utah

UTAH: In the Utah Legislature left wing, anti-gun lawmakers are already introducing numerous gun control bills.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Utah: Multiple Gun Control Bills Introduced During First Week of 2020 Session

It is important that gun owners and sportsmen across Utah stay actively involved in these issues throughout 2020. Multiple gun control measures introduced:

House Bill 109

Bans most firearm sales and transfers between private individuals without first paying fees and obtaining government permission. Firearm sales between friends or neighbors would not be exempted. This proposal would have no impact on crime and is completely unenforceable.
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Brian S. King
Drafting Attorney: Esther D. Chelsea-McCarty
Fiscal Analyst: Gary R. Syphus

House Bill 115

Defines “firearm custodian” and makes them liable for the illegal actions of others. This measure could make law-abiding gun owners liable if their firearms were stolen and then used in a crime, shifting the responsibility from criminals to law-abiding individuals.
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Andrew Stoddard
Drafting Attorney: Chelsea Grant
Fiscal Analyst: Gary R. Syphus

House Bill 136

Creates a blanket requirement that all firearms be locked and stored in a manner where an unauthorized or prohibited person would be unable to access them. Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different. It is unreasonable for the law to impose a one-size-fits-all solution. In short, this measure invades people’s homes and forces them to render their firearms useless for self-defense or become criminals.
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Weight
Drafting Attorney: Esther D. Chelsea-McCarty
Fiscal Analyst: Gary R. Syphus

House Bill 229

Is an extreme “red flag” gun confiscation measure that authorizes the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without sufficient due process. Anti-gun lawmakers have introduced this measure to damage the Second Amendment rights of Utahans. Bills similar to this one have been introduced in a number of other states, wholly supported by gun control organizations and the lawmakers they have invested in.
Bill Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Handy
Drafting Attorney: Esther D. Chelsea-McCarty
Fiscal Analyst: Alexander R. Wilson

Constitutional rights should only be restricted with sufficient due process of law. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted when due process protections are in place.

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