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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Olympia, WA

Having lived in there and that being in my ward a few years ago, I hope all are all right.

South Jordan, UT

According to the NRA if only more people at the Temple had guns everything would be ok!

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Salt Lake City, UT

Are more unregulated guns the answer to shooting everyday everywhere?

Cinci Man

And according to you liberals, this shooting wouldn't have happened if you took away my guns and had a background check done on his grandmother. Sheez!

Ivins, UT


It might be well for you to read the short article, "Local officials said the shooting had nothing to do with the temple," LDS Temples are gun free areas. There is no need for this kind of protection in temples. There is other security more fitting for these sacred places. The NRA provides the best training available for self protection in the dangerous regions outside and away from the temples. Be thankful for what they do to fight crime.

Saratoga Springs, UT

@isrred - Ignorant comment

This story has been posted since yesterday late afternoon and you still don't have any more information about the story. You post it as it is headline news and nothing. Does anyone work at Des News?????

Chandler, AZ

At what point will the NRA and all of the deceived gun carrying masses realize that their favorite montra of "guns don't kill people, people kill people" finally admit that these folks and many others that we read about every day, whether guilty or innocent, actually died from gun shot wounds? Yes, people fired the guns, but how often do we read about innocent people being killed by a knife or some other type of weapon? Sorry to say, but guns do kill people and it's only getting worse. Please, see the truth, the reality of the situation and stop holding onto outdated theories and marketing strategies. It is beyond time control and restrict access to these weapons.

Santa Monica, CA

5 posts and not one mention of those injured. Not a prayer--not a kind word. Just a hateful gun debate and partisan point making. Well, let me be the first.My thoughts and prayers go out to those injured. They also go out to those so hateful and angry that they might not get their way, they lose all thought and compassion for their fellow man. Not to sound overly preachy, but---People--you can be better than this.

Salt Lake City, UT

Temples are gun free areas. The colorado theater of the Batman shootings was a gun free zone. It appears that some people just do not obey the law.

Joseph Smith said "We teach our people correct principles and let them govern themselves". This is not a problem of guns, this a is problem of moral decay. Taking away guns does not solve it.

I think that in a few years time we will see days in which all those now trying to take away guns will wish that they had one.

Cinci Man

Of course you are right. Our prayers ought to be with those injured. Thanks for the reminder.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Jordan River Temple, now Ohio.

I'll bet mental illness and access to guns will be the common demoninators.
Something a 2 minute background could have easily stopped.

BTW - My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL the victims; those shot, the community and the shooter.

Saint George, UT

“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference.” -- George Washington

The Constitution's words don't need an explanation or an excuse. The answer to life's most pressing issues, including the 2nd amendment, won't come from taking away a constitutional right or trying to subvert it with "common sense" ideas.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Seems to me that the local media in Columbus is trying to make a big deal out of this by setting up their cameras and reporter in front of the temple while putting in the fine print that it had nothing to do with the temple. Then our readers here take the bait and continue to make something out of nothing by bringing the LDS Church into the discussion. Ease up.

Salt Lake City, UT

To Cinci man: So what viable solution do you "conservatives" have to the daily slaughter of Americans by the gun toaters?

m.g. scott

Re: Runner

By your reasoning then we should also get rid of cars, swimming pools, electricity, tall buildings, airplanes, knives, ect.ect. ect. ect........ because people also die from car accidents, drowning, electrocution, falls, plane crashes, bleeding..........

Cinci Man

Read the comment from OPEN MINDED MORMON. There is a voice of reason. "Access to guns" ought to be addressed, and "mental illness" ought to be addressed. Access to guns is a far distance from "take guns away from everyone except Obama's family bodyguards" and "background checks on everyone in every situation". I actually like background checks being an improvement, but I am also not so naive as to think that a single one of these shootings in the news lately would have been stopped with background checks. There ought to be severe penalties, including loss of guns, and good education of gun owners on restricting access to their weapons. Mental illness issues are broad and really need attention by the experts. But since Obama is only an event organizer and a campaigner by profession, I doubt he would know what to do on this front. How about bipartisan discussion? Now that would be a change for him.

Chandler, AZ

m.g. scott,

If you want to have a serious discussion about gun control, then fine, let's do so, but don't bring up this ridiculous argument that cars, swimming pools, electricity, etc are in the same context of handguns. I ask you, what is the purpose of a handgun? Does it really provide any useful utility other than sport or a hobby? They are deadly weapons intended to kill. That is what they are. Just admit the truth. And, they should be controlled and monitored so that they do not continue to harm other people.

By they way, there are controlling laws and regulations for every one of those items you mentioned in an effort to protect life.


If the shooting had nothing to do with the temple, then *why* did you put them together in the headline?

Hyrum, Ut

I ask you to do some research. The CDC will show you that baseball bats kill > 11 times the number of people that guns do. Do we ban baseball? The CDC will show you that cars kill > 34 times the number of people that guns do. Do we ban cars? This issue has nothing to do with saving lives, if it did we would have no national pasttime and would walk or ride bikes everywhere. It has to do with control of people.

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both” –Benjamin Franklin

Hyrum, Ut

Meckofahess - A return to the family values of yesteryear would be a step in the right direction. A return to the Gospel of Jesus Christ that teaches us to honest, loving, kind, hard working, charitable, and etc. If everyone in society would adhere to the Christian values, most, if not all, of this stuff would go away.

It is the I want it, I want it now, and I don't care what I have to do or who I have to hurt to get it attitude that is escalating this problem. I hope I am wrong, but I see this thing continually getting worse. With mothers leaving the home to work and children left to their TV's and the internet - the children just learn by roaming the streets. If the children had direction in their lives things would be better.

Look up "Dirt Roads" on the internet. I don't remember who wrote it but Paul Harvey quoted it on his program. That is where we start.

None of us wish for this to happen and mourn with those caught up in it.

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