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Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 11:00 a.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

So a bunch of people who have no regard for the Constitution are marching in Washington. Whatever. I'm not giving up my weapons. I don't care what illegal, unconstitutional 'laws' are passed. March and protest all you want. Get your stooge Senator Feinstein to introduce unconstitutional legislation. I don't care. I'm not going to comply. Hope you like marching out in the cold.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Good. We need a lot more of this.


What's happening or "news" has been planned by social engineering networks, specifically the 'National Training Laboratory'. Having studied the science of mass manipulation through crisis creation... we now have a manipulated population marching for gun control.
Gun control is a critical step towards these social scientists achieving their draconian utopia of a collectivist, one world socialistic dictatorship.

The created crisis strategy?..... Sandy Hook, before that...Batman theater shooter..... before that....Arizona Senator mass shooting... get the sequence?

There is a pattern here- A lone crazed young man as shooter with a hypnotized, drugged look on their face when brought to court.... Get the picture?

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

It would be nice if the A.P. would give us an aerial photo.

As close as the front portion of the crowd looks, I'd say more like "dozens" rather than "thousands"!

Even "thousands" is not that big for a D.C. march though.

MiddleofNowhere, Utah

@ One Old Man,
There should be a lot more of asking to take away constitutional rights? Repeal the 2nd Amendment? Are you serious? That's insane.

These people are so blinded by a horrific event that they are actually asking the government to take rights away. They are feeding right into the hand of the left wing agenda. I never thought I'd live to see the day when people ask for their rights to be taken away.

I can't wrap my head around people thinking that banning the selling of "assault rifles" (whatever that consists of) will actually stop shootings from happening. It won't even put a dent in the percentages of people killed by firearms. Those people are dreaming. And if I hear one more person say "military style assault rifle" I might just puke. They aren't what the military uses at all.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

These people are so blinded by a horrific event that they are actually asking the government to take rights away. They are feeding right into the hand of the RIGHT wing agenda. I never thought I'd live to see the day when people agreed to have their rights taken away.

Just like 9/11/01...

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

"Gun control is
using both hands".......

Henderson, NV

It is correct for the DN to run this news story. However, where was your coverage of yesterday's "March for Life" that occurred in D.C.? The March for Life march is traditionally held on Jan. 22 -- the anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- but this year, the 57th presidential inauguration caused the National Park Service to schedule the march to occur on Jan. 25. We've come to expect the liberal lamestream press to be silent, but you, DN?

Sand Flea

The crowd was small and full of uninformed voters. Using kids as pawns. I guess they numbered less than 500 if that. The protests for anti-abortion and in favor of gun protection were in 1000's with little to no coverage. Come on AP.

I live and work in the DC area. They only cover what they want.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

It may take a generation or two but one of these days they will look back and ask "What were we thinking? Why not do something to reduce gun violent risk? Talk about being on the wrong side of history, that is where we are now. Most of the modern countries look at us and wonder when America is going to pull itself together.

Mcallen, TX

These same protestors would march for abortion rights. Such hypocrisy.

Alcohol kills more people then guns,---ban that.

Sandy, UT


Tell me about it. I wonder how many millions of suckers over the past century or so rotting in gulags and concentration camps didn't ask themselves the similar questions: 'What was I thinking? Why on earth did I not arm myself? Why did I trust my government so much to take care of me?'

Mcallen, TX


* ban on alcohol didn't work
* ban on marijuana didn't
* ban on illegals haven't worked.

Obama thinks he's going to ban guns?

Tooele, UT

I agree 100% with those who say we should repeal the 2nd Amendment, and the evidence that banning something makes the problem go away is crystal clear.

Cocaine, LSD and Meth are illegal and this country clearly has no problems with those things, right?

It is illegal to drink and drive which clearly means is not a problem in this country.

Producing or selling child pornography is illegal and therefore not a problem.

The evidence is obvious. When you make something illegal, problem solved, right?


Washington (CNN) -- Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.
On a cold day (temps hovering around 30 degrees), a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."

LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks cautioned Mormons against joining or supporting "right-wing groups who mistakenly apply prophecies about the last days to promote efforts to form paramilitary or other organizations."
Such groups could "undermine the authority of public officials," Oaks said Sunday at a regional Mormon conference broadcast from the Marriott Center on Brigham Young University’s Provo campus, "in the event of extraordinary emergencies or even in cases of simple disagreement with government policy."

Latter-day Saints should not "substitute [their] own organizations for the political and military authorities put in place by constitutional government and processes," the apostle said.
(Sept 2012)

Bountiful, UT

If you are a gun rights supporter you need to be aware of a seemingly unrelated movement that if implemented will result in damage to the second Ammendment.

This is the movement to get rid of the electoral college or the movement to elect the president and possibly the senate based on population only. The electoral college gives small states more power with respect to large states than they would have otherwise.

Small states on average are more pro 2nd Ammendment than the larger states.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

A lot of hyperbole in this thread.

Nobody is trying to ban all guns. If you guys need one to make yourself to feel warm and safe at night, that's your problem. I think most people agree that we need to find a better system for how people get guns. One that includes background checks and mental evaluations perhaps?

Bountiful, UT

If all military style guns were to be banned, the criminally insane would then turn to using non military style guns. Then those will be gone after too. The banning won't stop here.

We need to ensure that all mentally I'll people get the help they need. Nothing else will solve this problem.

Provo, UT

They can't change the Constitution. Guns don't kill people, people kill people

Casa Grande, AZ

5th try.

It's not ok to use the threat of guns in the political process.

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