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02-27-2007, 12:40
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well, there's good news and bad news in Salt Lake City.

The good news is that a bill that would change state law to prohibit
the confiscation of firearms and ammunition during a state of
emergency passed the Senate recently. That bill (SB 201) was
introduced by Sen. Mark Madsen (R-Dist. 13) and Rep. Carl Wimmer
(R-Dist. 52), and it has already passed the Senate by a nearly
unanimous vote of 26-3.

The bad news is that SB 201 is now stuck in the House Rules Committee
and will die on Wednesday night at the stroke of midnight, when the
House officially adjourns for the year!

It is imperative that you contact your state representative right
away, for this is an extremely important bill. You may recall that
during the Hurricane Katrina debacle in 2005, video documentation
surfaced showing that officials in New Orleans were disarming
law-abiding gun owners who were doing nothing more than keeping their
self-defense firearms available to protect their property and loved
ones. (You can view this disgusting footage at on the GOA website.)

Last year, GOA worked in about a dozen states -- and at the federal
level -- to enact Emergency Protection laws to prevent this kind of
abuse from occurring. It's time for Utah to do the same.

SB 201 is an excellent bill. In addition to protecting your gun
rights, it creates a "cause of action" which allows you to sue the
cop who steals your gun, to sue the government to get your gun back,
and to get reimbursed for your attorney's fees when you win.

ACTION: Please contact your state representative and ask him to
support SB 201. This bill has passed the Senate but is now stuck in
the House Rules Committee.

Please urge your representative to actively push for the bill's
passage. You can look up your state rep. by going to and entering your address. A
suggested message and roster of the Utah House are below.

----- Pre-written message -----

Dear Representative,

I agree with Gun Owners of America that SB 201 is an excellent bill,
and I would ask your support for this legislation to prohibit the
unlawful and unconstitutional confiscation of firearms during a
"state of emergency."

The bill would outlaw police misbehavior such as the outrageous
conduct in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, which was soundly
rebuked by the courts.

Please work to make sure that this important bill gets out of the
Rules Committee and is passed by the House and sent to the Governor.

Unlike some parts of the country, we in Utah value the right to keep
and bear arms. Again, please reinforce this right by supporting SB


***** Utah House of Representatives Roster *****

Phone: 801-538-1029
Toll-free Phone: 800-908-4261
Fax for Republican reps: 801-326-1544
Fax for Democratic reps: 801-326-1539

District Name E-mail

01 Menlove
02 Ferry
03 Draxler
04 Hunsaker
05 Wyatt
06 Gibson
07 Donnelson
08 Froerer
09 Hansen
10 Shurtliff
11 Dee
12 Buxton
13 Ray
14 Oda
15 Aagard
16 Garn
17 Fisher
18 Barrus
19 Allen
20 Neuenschwander
21 Gowans
22 Duckworth
23 Seelig
24 Becker
25 Johnson
26 Litvack
27 Dougall
28 McGee
29 Fisher
30 Biskupski
31 Wiley
32 Bigelow
33 Hendrickson
34 Holdaway
35 Wheatley
36 Riesen
37 Moss csmo***
38 Hutchings
39 Dunnigan
40 Hemingway
41 Kiser
42 Bird
43 Harper
44 Cosgrove
45 Walker
46 Morgan
47 Mascaro
48 Andersen
50 Newbold
51 Hughes
52 Wimmer
53 Brown
54 Snow
55 Mathis
56 Sumsion
57 Frank
58 Sandstrom
59 Fowlke
60 Daw
61 Grover
62 Herrod
63 Clark
64 Lockhart
65 Tilton
66 Morley
67 Painter
68 Wheeler
69 King
70 McIff
71 Last
72 Bowman
73 Noel
74 Clark
75 Urquhart

03-01-2007, 02:33
I did my part RMTactical. It looks as though the Bill passed the Senate and won't be addressed till next year the House never voted on it and they have adjorned. I for one am glad this bill is being discussed and all looks positive for its approval. Maybe next year it will be passed. Keep your head up this would be good for all the pro gun individuals in our state.


03-03-2007, 14:00
I hope it passes. :thumbsup:

And I had noidea that in this state they could do what they did in LA.