Call Sen. Lee about universal background checks for gun purchases

Published: Monday, March 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press

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When I called Sen. Mike Lee's office to indicate my support of the universal background check for gun purchases, I learned some interesting information. Sen. Lee's staff indicated that he opposed this bill. The staffer indicated that the "liberal biased" polls, which show the vast majority of Utahans support this legislation, were inaccurate and the Senator relied on the Legislature (which clearly opposes this legislation) for a more accurate reading of the people's will. The staffer also indicated that not many citizens had offered an opinion on this legislation, but of those who had, the vast majority opposed the legislation.

I would ask any citizens who are concerned about this issue to take a second and call Sen. Lee's office to express your opinion.

Robert Jacobs


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