Utah House Votes to NULLIFY All Federal Gun Laws

March 8 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to the Tenth Amendment Center, In Salt Lake City this morning, the Utah State House of Representatives voted to nullify all federal gun laws, rule, regulations and orders on firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition.

House Bill 114 (HB114), introduced by Representative Brian Greene state, in part:

An officer or employee of the federal government may not enforce or attempt to enforce any federal statute, order, rule, or regulation relating to the intrastate ownership, possession, sale, or transfer of a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, ammunition, or ammunition component.

The bill also states the following:

finds that a federal statute, regulation, rule, or order that has the purpose, intent, or effect of confiscating or banning any firearm, firearm accessory, limiting the capacity of a firearm magazine, imposing any limitation on ammunition or an ammunition component, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition infringes on the right of citizens of Utah to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 6 of the Utah Constitution.

Great job moving in the right direction Utah!

The bill still has to clear the Senate and be signed by the Governor before it would take effect. The bill will also need the support of all levels of local and state law enforcement in order to be effective.

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