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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

procuradorfiscal claims "And, it's working, so far."
Maybe its working because of this lucky penny I found on the ground.

You had to qualify that training and arming teachers is working "so far" because (luckily) no lunatic has decided to shoot up a Utah school. What if that does happen? What is next on your list of things to try?

Cowboy Joe
Encampment, WY

at Anti Bush - Obama great if drug use is the problem. There will be more mass murderers in Utah than any other state with its leading use of Anti-Depressants and Pain Killers in the nation.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

The media is definitely on the side of the gun control argument and not just because most of them are liberal. Why? Because news only gets reported when the bad things happen regarding guns.

There will never be a news story that tells how a criminal decided it was just too risky to pull a gun on a group of people in the park since one of them might be packing. It will never report about a home break-in that never happened because the neighborhood was full of hunters. It will never tell about someone who wasn't raped, robbed, or murdered because a gun was either present or because the perpetrator thought one might be.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "What if that does happen? What is next on your list of things to try?"

Well, at least it has SOME history of working.

Liberal, freedom-reduction, gun control scams, on the other hand, have NEVER worked. NEVER will.

Pops
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT

What makes "lunatics"? It seems that's the real problem.

My vote is that raising children in daycare centers is a key component. (No, not all children raised in daycare centers will become lunatics. But it shifts the scale, resulting in more lunatics. I don't see how any mother could think anything could possibly be more important that being at home with her children - how many of them choose to be a secretary or a receptionist instead?!? If you want to change the world, raise a child to have character and maturity. (Yes, that's sexist - but women are far better at raising children than men are. Mother nature makes them that way.)) Sometimes women with children have to work. Having nice cars and a McMansion don't qualify in my book.

How many of the shooter were raised at home by their mothers, and had a father who lived at home and supported them?

James1105
BOAZ, AL

Gotta love all the talk about "trained professionals" toting fire arms known as police officers. From what we read in the newspaper, almost constantly, is that these "trained professionals" shoot first and ask questions later. How many bystanders did these "trained professionals" kill on the NY street outside of the Empire State Building when the gunmen opened fire?

The PRIMARY reason the forefathers gave for people to "keep and bear arms" is defense from government tyranny. What is Obama threatening? - Executive Action, going against the Constitution, to confiscate semi-automatic weapons. If he does, we'll be reading of resistance across the nation - gun fights, dead police officers, dead citizens, etc. Except for the most part it won't be one or two men against a bunch of defenseless people, but dozens of police officers massacring families or fathers/sons holding pat and not giving up their weapons. Think Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc. "Resistance is futile", right?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Let's try some of that gun control stuff. It's not quick and easy, but we've never tried it before in a serious way.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "Let's try some of that gun control . . . we've never tried it before in a serious way."

Surely you jest!

EVERY high crime area in the US has strict gun controls.

Chicago has refused to implement the Supreme Court's ruling permitting individual gun possession, maintaining some of the most draconian gun-control laws in the US. And, 500+ people die there every year of gun violence.

That's about 6 times more than have ever been killed in ANY year in the whole US by "assault weapons."

One New York prosecutor handled 40,000 cases a year for 12 years. In all that time, only ONE murder involved a legal gun.

Gun control has ZERO effect on crime. ZERO.

Because criminals pay no attention whatever to gun laws.

Gun control is a liberal darling for one reason, and one reason only -- it makes us defenseless against a bloated, ineffective, distant, uncaring government intent on controlling our every action.

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