Utah: Assault Weapon Purchase Amendment, One Of The Worst Bills

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Utah  – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the worst bills coming up in this year’s Legislature is Senate bill 50, “Weapon Purchase Amendments” by State Senator Riebe.

It starts by requiring a waiting period to purchase an “assault” weapon. Then it goes on to define an “assault” weapon with a broad definition of a semi-automatic weapon that can accept a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds and has a pistol grip and then a litany of other disqualifying features such as a flash suppressor or muzzle brake, etc, etc (lines 142 – 208). A Glock 19 with a threaded barrel could thus be an “assault” weapon and thus restricted. (Full text here).

This is the “Camel’s nose under the tent to start on a ban of all scary looking guns.”

The excuse for waiting periods used to be to allow time for a background check, but with instant background checks, it is nothing but a frivolous delay.

“A right delayed is a right denied.”

SB50 will be heard in the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee at 2:00 PM Thursday (Jan 19) in room 215, Senate Building.

Please e-mail committee members (right now!) and express your opposition to this bill. E-mail addresses are listed below. Just a simple “Dear Committee, MembePlease vote NO on SB50 Weapon Purchase Amendments.”

You can cut and paste this list into the address block of your email and send it all at once or send it individually using the list below:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Or, use this Individual list:

We apologize for the short notice. Things are happening fast this session, and we got behind.

For the latest status on gun bills in the 2023 Legislative session, check the USSC website www.utahshootingsportscouncil.org/legislation-2023-bills

About Utah Shooting Sports Council:

The Utah Shooting Sports Council represents the citizens of Utah who safely and legally own and use firearms, exercising rights guaranteed under both the United States and Utah constitutions. Visit: utahshootingsportscouncil.org

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Utah the state that elected Mitt Romney, that says it all .


Also three quarters of the country east> MassHole Gov.


Do you mean Mitt, the Great Hunter?

Country Boy

Change the H to a C and it’ll be more accurate IMO


Here I thought Utah was an ok state. Seeing now that I was wrong and that this has been going on for at least a decade. Romney is the great indicator of how messed up it is. Thank God he didn’t get the presidency. Probably would have been no different than Obiden and we would have been for sale to the highest bidder like obummer and now obiden.


The problem with Utah is that most of the electorate is on LDS… As such they vote like they are told.

Knute Knute

As does the demoncrat party… and the not-in-favor-of-republics party… and pretty much every other group now that I think about it. Anybody that just follows the herd rather than think. Herds are for animals, not human beings. Just my opinion. And also Robert Heinlein’s: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a… Read more »


Omg, these bills are created for what?


I believe the reigning word would be for: Slavery!


It could be coming back. After all, pResident Biden says “no amendment is absolute.” And by tearing down statues and taking other means to hide history it is more likely to repeat.