Letters: Governor, sign HB114


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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 16, 2013 8:17 p.m.

    I read parts of HB 114 and it only involves itself
    with gun activity that takes place exclusively in
    Utah. That being the case, the interstate
    commerse clause is not relevant with this law
    so this law is not unconstitutional as is widely
    reported in the press.

    Given that the federal government is ignoring
    the constitution when it comes to guns, it is
    important and necessary that the state stand
    up and say, this far and no farther. There is a
    decent chance the federal courts will see this
    law as constitutional.

    In the future with 3D printers this law will
    become more relevent. It will be possible to
    manufacture guns locally and economically
    of any design.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    March 15, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    Yes...... headline..... 2nd hangs in tatters because the federal government is crazy enough to insist the states not all the sale of guns to the mentally unstable and felons. The fed also want to limit out ability to buy armor piercing rounds.... what are we supposed to do if we encounter a deer with a bullet proof vest on.

    I would love someone to show my how in anyway any law abiding citizen has been denied the right to bear arms. I can show you many instances where unsecured weapons by lazy or ignorant people have resulted in needless deaths. But requiring someone to act responsible with an instrument whose only real purpose is to put something to death..... that is the new threat to our constitution.

    Give it a break. If the NRA had any sense, it would be at the forefront of responsible gun ownership. But heck no - lets pretend it is the wild west and were about to mount up Nelly to go get the bad guys.

  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    "Plenty of us who think the bill is necessary" according to published polls there are plenty more of us that think sensible regulation of firearms is necessary. Too bad that the legislature presents such a skewed view of the majority opinion.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    March 14, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    Those who are trying to "destroy the 2nd Amendment" would be those who abuse the right to bear arms. Don't blame those who are trying to figure out how to stop the carnage.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 14, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    And I hope that Governor Herbert will have the good sense and courage to VETO this bill. Allowing ANYONE to carry without any certification whatsoever is simply INSANE.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    March 14, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    Sorry to the first two posters but a bill that violates federal law does not make sense.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    March 14, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    I can actually understand the logic behind this legislation.

    What I do not understand is that a gun is considered "not loaded" if there is not a round in the chamber.

    How about this compromise. Amend the proposed law to state "no ammunition in the gun period" and it makes more sense.

    Otherwise, it is just a way to do away with the CCP with its associated background checks which, by the way, have OVERWHELMING support in Utah and Nationally.