The Utah State house took a big step forward last session, passing a bill to nullify all federal gun control by a vote of 49-17. While the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB114) was a great start to reassert the role of the state in defending the right to keep and bear arms, the Senate played games behind the scenes and failed to vote on the bill before the legislative deadline. What was most lacking – beyond political courage in the Senate – was strong grassroots organization behind the bill well in advance. Last minute support was strong, but next time, Utah legislators need to be on notice for months in order to get this important legislation passed. With your work and dedication, liberty will win.
In order to take this to the next level and get a victory, your action is needed right now. Starting today, and all the way through the rest of the year, local governments around the state need to be pressed to take a similar action – passing legislation in support of the right to keep and bear arms locally. And at the same time, calling on the state legislature to do the same. When the state is blanketed with local communities willing to nullify violations of the 2nd Amendment, the state legislature will be on notice. Do your job, or else.
It’s going to take work to ensure that this is how things play out. Here’s what you can start doing right now.
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce an ordinance in support of the Second Amendment.
local ordinance here: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/legislation/2nd-amendment-preservation-act/Details