BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- Second Amendment Foundation has written to 49 local Utah governments demanding they repeal various ordinances that violate a state law reserving almost all gun-regulation power to the state Legislature.
We're going state by state, one state at time, going through every single ordinance of every city and county in every state finding where the cities and counties have ordinances enacted that are in conflict with state law … and then contacting each one of them to remove the ordinances.
The Second Amendment Foundation has been gaining momentum for 40 years. We are now considered the legal arm of the gun-rights movement and will not stop until every resident of the United States' gun rights are protected.
These victories have been made possible by hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans who have financially supported SAF efforts over the years. Please continue to support SAF and continue the streak of impressive victories.
A small community in Utah, West Point, was poised to replace one ordinance with another outlawing firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place.
A couple of weeks earlier, Draper amended its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in its city amphitheater, parks, or trails. Cities still can outlaw discharging or brandishing weapons, but not possessing or carrying them.
Our ultimate goal is to get as many laws that we feel infringe on gun rights off the books as possible. We usually give local governments time to do something unless they flat out stick it in our face. And nobody in Utah has done that yet.
I'd say, quite frankly, the cooperation we're getting from jurisdictions in Utah to remove the ordinances that are offensive, so to speak, is much better than it has been in most other states.
Already, eight of the letter recipients have all agreed to review their ordinances and some confirmed that they would remove the targeted provisions. Many others have already confirmed their cooperation and will also agree to change the ordinances.
SAF lawsuits have overturned laws not only in Washington D.C., but in several states including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Des Moines and New Haven, among others. Threats of SAF lawsuits have removed well over 100 anti-gun-rights laws across the country as well as stopping hundreds more from being enacted.
We are focusing our efforts on getting rid of unconstitutional violations of firearms owners' civil rights in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, California and other states.
SAF's record of legal victories on behalf of the right to keep and bear arms has set the bar for all current and future firearms civil rights litigation. This is not SAF's last step, but only the latest, in our efforts to win back firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.
It is important for us to let our members know what events we are involved in, what's the latest legal action we have taken to show where your generous donations do end up. We are so grateful for your commitment to protecting our Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Without you all our doors would be closed and who knows what rights we would have left.
We must work together to ensure this new show does not do anything to tarnish our rights. When we come together we can accomplish anything.
Together, we can preserve the Constitutional rights our Founding Fathers intended our people to have forever.
Thank you. I know I can count on you.
Sincerely yours,Alan M. Gottlieb
Second Amendment Foundation
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The Second Amendment Foundation (www.SAF.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.