The 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
In today’s fight for freedom, states are declaring their sovereignty on every issue including the right for its citizens to bear arms. New York has limited its citizens in how many bullets a single magazine will hold. This law will hinder a single citizen if, heaven forbid, he or she would be surrounded by a group of 5 criminals all with loaded guns. Not only would the citizen be outnumbered by guns, but outnumbered by bullets as well. Any good gun owner knows that it’s not about killing the aggressor, but stopping the aggressor. There is a difference.
In California currently there are search and seizures of guns and firearms from lawful citizens, without warrants. In Colorado, tough laws of gun control are trying to pass the legislature. Amanda Collins a rape victim from Colorado, asked on record her state Representatives: “How does rendering me defenseless, protect you against you in a violent crime?” Her full story is here:
In order for Utah to remain a free state, Governor Herbert should not follow in the footsteps of his colleagues. The Liberal States that are limiting and taking away guns from legal owners are infringing on their rights.
The word “Infringe” is the most important word in the 2nd Amendment. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary “infringe” means: 1) to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another 2) obsolete: defeat, frustrate.
Governors who pass gun control laws are in violation of the 2nd Amendment. By restricting the ownership of guns, governments can seize power and control, creating a tyrannical reign over the people. Governors who do this are also violating the natural law to protect one’s self, family, and property from being attacked.
In our great State of Utah, we are known for our self-reliance, and our ability to look after ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. This is a trait we inherited from our Pioneer ancestors! And we celebrate that self-reliant spirit every 24th of July!
Governor Herbert, we ask that you support our heritage, our traditions, our belief in God, and our right to bear and keep arms, by signing HB 76 the “Concealed Weapons Amendment”.
Through your leadership, you will show the nation that the citizens of Utah do not need to be governed by force, and that we can work to secure our rights! It is time for Utah to lead, not just in business, but in Freedom itself. Let us be that beacon unto our nation, shining bright, from our mountains!
Citizens please sign and pass this petition letting Governor Herbert know that we support his decision to sign HB 76 into law!