House Bill 209 is currently pending committee referral and consideration in the Utah House. This anti-gun legislation could soon be heard and your lawmakers need to hear from you now. Please contact your state Representative and politely urge them to OPPOSE HB 209 when it comes up for a vote.
Sponsored by state Representative Stephen Handy, HB 209 would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding -- prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence -- would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person's home and confiscate their private property.
Again, please contact your state Representative and politely urge them to OPPOSE HB 209 when it comes up for a vote.