A Utah man plans to read a resolution at an upcoming state Republican Party committee meeting that would exempt Utah from federal gun laws, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday. Dale Ure, a financial services salesman and tea party activist, said he is seeking a state lawmaker to sponsor his resolution. Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings has arranged the time for Ure to present his proposal.
From the Salt Lake Tribune's report:
The resolution calls for Utah to give sole firearm confiscation powers to county sheriffs and impose a $5,000 fine on any federal agent who takes a gun from a Utah resident without the authorization of the sheriff.
It also would give the state the authority to regulate make, type and brand of guns allowed in the state. Ure would like to see a return to magazines that can hold 30 rounds and said it’s "almost impossible" to find anything that holds more than 10 rounds in Utah.
A Texas lawmaker is also proposing legislation that would make it a felony for anyone in the state to enforce a federal gun ban.