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Published: Saturday, Jan. 19 2013 3:00 p.m. MST

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Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

These rallies actually happened nationwide, and I am proud to say that I made the trip to the Utah State Capital and carpooled with several other like-minded friends to see the rally. I felt like the speakers articulated very well the fact that this issue is about control, not about violence. And while some Americans may be willing to sell their own rights and the rights of their fellow Americans, many are not.

Even though it was bitter cold (some 10 degrees Farenheit I think...), we showed our support, and it was inspiring to see the other men and women out there joining us. Thank you to all who made the trip out, and I hope that as we discuss the issues before us of violence, we may be both civil, and also look at ALL the sources guilty; entertainment, mental illness, prescription drugs, etc., to name a few, and not just blame responsible gun-owning citizens as the scapegoats.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

How many people didn't go to the rally?

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Hundreds?

What a mandate!

PeanutGallery
Salt Lake City, UT

I should have expected this downplay from the Associated Press. The article states that "hundreds" of gun owners and Second Amendment advocates rallied in state capitals nationwide Saturday. But later it also reveals that 1,000 showed up in Hartford (Connecticut) alone. At the Utah capitol we had over 3,000.

So it’s very likely that the nationwide total was TENS OF THOUSANDS or even HUNDREDS of thousands. Sounds like biased journalism. You can bet that if it were a liberal cause with just 50 people in attendance, they would have tried to make it sound like a much BIGGER deal, not smaller.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Welcome to the "We rallied against it, but they went ahead anyway" Club. In my case it was before and after the invasion/occupation of Iraq. Plenty of rally-ers, but not enough, evidently, to turn an election. Then again, holding a rally does NOT make one RIGHT all by itself.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

You people who believe in an unlimited entitlement (in this case, guns) need to grow up and face reality. Nobody gets everything they want in today's society. You can't have Stingers, tanks, machine guns, etc. any more than you should have assault rifles with long clips of ammo. Funny that so many "conservatives" are against entitlements for everyone else.

Yes, we should register you, the same way we register everyone who drives a car or votes. Except a car is for many other (good) purposes. Guns only have one. The rest of us are tired of living in a violent society that sees a Sandy Hook or an Aurora and sees the paranoid fringe race to hoard even more weapons. Arming everyone is not the answer.

People in the rest of the world look at us in disbelief. Of course we should also do more to take guns from bad people. NYC does it so do other cities. There are ways to reduce the overall numbers. That it is difficult is no excuse for doing nothing.

johnbh99
Daytona Beach Shores, FL

@eastcoastcoug. Maybe with all that registering, you could support registering people who cross our boarders from other countries - and registering folks who would be certifiably crazy - if we could use that term today.

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