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Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 10:48 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

But remember, the NRA says we can't and mustn't do anything to prevent this kind of thing other than find a way to identify folks like this kid and stop them before they do it.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

@one old man. No one thinks their child is capable of this. The child should have been institutionalized. Once again you are denying what the real problem is. The child didn't murder his family because there were guns in the home. Why would a 15 year old boy think it's acceptable to murder his family?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Guns keep us safe.

Bang.

Guns keep us safe.

Bang.

Guns keep us...

one old man
Ogden, UT

15 year old kids are very impulsive. We don't know whether or not he had previous mental problems.

But the apparently easy availability of those guns enabled him to act on an impulse.

If you have teenagers in your home, maybe you'd better be careful how you store your guns. They don't always stop to think before they act.

Is it really me who is denying what the real problem is?

teleste
Austin, TX

@Pagan

No gun goes "Bang" on its own. Someone pulls the trigger. That's why people are prosecuted for crimes, not inanimate objects like guns. Do you believe in solving the problem or do you believe in just throwing blame?

@one old man

Is your idea to prevent this kind of thing to just take away all the guns? Do you believe in punishing law abiding citizens for the crimes of others?

You two are about taking away Second Amendment rights and controlling others...neither one of you even addresses the real problem.

one old man
Ogden, UT

teleste, no, I'm not advocating that.

Just some common sense requirements to make us all a bit safer.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

teleste:

I'm not sure that is what old man is saying but I will say this. I don't want to take away gun rights but if you had children, especially in the teenage years, I would as recommended, keep them locked up or not have them at all. Something like what happened here is a lot more common than a school shooting.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

NRA will now come out in favor of an armed guard in every home.

not here
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

The NRA states that a armed good guy will take out a bad guy.If thats the case then maybe the al the family should of had a gun. That way one could have at least got a shot off. Now lets hear what the NRA has to say about his and the shootings at all the gun shows over the weekend. That is going to be interesting. But as we all know they will never say a word.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

If we are going to talk about blame...

let's talk about the people who fight for the guns to be shot at the good guys.

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