Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, said the focus needs to be on making sure the mentally ill receive the care they need, not on gun control.
“All of these laws are not going to stop the bad guy,” Oda said. “What we've got to stay away from is emotional reasons for taking action, and taking action that's not really going to solve anything, and that includes banning guns.”
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, said she and others who would like to see tighter controls on guns feel intimidated.
“I'm fearful for my personal safety, and that's a sad thing to say,” Moss said. “It's not easy to have a conversation up there. It's either you're for guns or against guns. That's absurd. There are all kinds of things in between we should be talking about.”
Contributing: Richard Piatt
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