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Published: Monday, March 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Absolutely right. Let them mock; let them call us "gun nuts;" it doesn't matter. We must not relax.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Gun Nuts, and by all means don't "relax" stay paranoid it helps your cause?

I own guns and rifles, I just don't bless them before I roll them in the constitution and place them under my pillow.

I fear to many people have handled lead without washing their hands, how else can you explain the disconnect.

one old man
Ogden, UT

SENSIBLE gun laws are not tyranny.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

First, let's admit we're paranoid. Second, let's invite reasonable people to call us "gun nuts." Third, let's go out and buy as many guns as possible before Obama comes and takes them away. Fourth, let's be real quiet about the fact that 33,000 Americans die each year from gunshot wounds, making the Newtown tragedy look like an insignificant little footnote in history. Fifth, let's be even quieter about the fact that 2/3 of those 33,000 deaths were suicides. This seems like a winning strategy.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

What part of 'well regulated militia' do you not understand?

Far East USA, SC

No, Dont relax until there are absolutely NO gun Restrictions.

Dont relax until we can all carry loaded weapons on planes. And dont relax until those drinking in bars can be armed.

No, dont relax until you can carry your gun into court or an 18 year old can bring it to high school.

Keep on top of things until you can own any and every gun you want, and carry it any and every place you would like.

"Let them mock; let them call us "gun nuts;""

Ok anti-liar. What of the above is out of line?

Or, will you scream "shall not be infringed" until the cows come home?

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Forgive us of "paranoia."


You said it, not me.

BTW - Admitting is the 1st of the 12 steps.

USS Enterprise, UT

The ironic thing is that there is no paranoia on the part of gun owners. There are liberal politicians looking to pull guns out of the hands of legal owners.

On top of that, liberals forget that there are police chiefs in liberal cities telling their citizens to buy guns to protect themselves because the police can't respond quickly enough.

Which way is it liberals, your leaders tell us that the people do not need guns for their protection, but the police in your liberal cities tell us otherwise.

Salt Lake City, UT

Justice Scalia himself even noted that the 2nd Amendment doesn't mean there can't be firearms regulations. What is unconstitutional is a total ban on guns but the vast majority of people (including most republicans and most NRA members) are supporting things like background checks on all gun purchases, and magazine capacity limits.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's not like Amendments don't have limits. The 21st legalized alcohol but that sure as heck doesn't mean there can't be limits as this state is particularly fond of passing. The 1st Amendment talks about free speech but death threats aren't allowed, nor is yelling fire in a crowded theatre, or various other forms of speech/expression (we sure as heck don't allow public nudity for instance). There's nothing wrong with reasonable regulations and making it so that criminals can't just go to a gun show and buy whatever they want without having to go through a background check seems pretty reasonable.

Cedar Hills, UT

After Nov 2012 election if anyone doubts we are at war with the "anti-constitution" crowd you haven't been paying attention. Freedom is at stake - your freedom as well as your children's freedom. Barack Obama wants a socialist republic and a new constitution that is not geared toward individual rights but rather a collectivism or rights of the state which amounts to no individual rights. Make NO mistake there will be NO gun ownership in this new socialist state - not for hunting and not for self protection. Open your history book to the old USSR if you want an ugly peak of what Obama and his comrades are up to. The US has fought communism for well over 100 years and this latest surge is probably the most lethal. The lefties will roll their eyes and say this is all scare tactics and I suspect they will continue to say that until the knock comes to their door to take their own guns away. New York's Governor has already said "first registration then confiscation". Better WAKE up people because the enemy is most certainly awake!!

Cedar Hills, UT

re:one old man

define "sensible gun laws". The communist crowd in this country is pushing hard for gun registration which will then be followed by gun confiscation according to New York's Governor. Is that "sensible" in your view? I suspect it makes total sense to any good socialist to have no guns at all. Keep in mind we have a "bill of rights" and a "constitution" for one purpose - to LIMIT the power of the federal government. Do you suppose Barack wants to limit or expand the power of the feds??

Salt Lake City, UT

Just what I need to feel safe out in public - anxious, uptight, paranoid, untrained (if no permit is required) gun-toting private citzens in our midst.

American Fork, UT

The troubl is you've forfeit reason to maintain paranoia.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

USS Enterprise, UT
"The ironic thing is that there is no paranoia on the part of gun owners. There are liberal politicians looking to pull guns out of the hands of legal owners."


The ironic thing is THAT statement.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

How does eliminating the requirement of obtaining a concealed weapons permit "honor" the second amendment? If anything, it dishonors it. I have no problem with folks wanting to own guns or carry concealed weapons as long as proper background checks have been made and they have obtained proper training.

I have yet to see or year a legit counter argument to that. If anything, this new legislation hurts safety and freedom. It appears that folks like this letter writer and the NRA prefer the us become a police state where citizens take the law into their own hands and suddenly everyone now must live their paranoid fantasy.

The funny thing about paranoid people is that they often hurt the lives of others with their paranoid actions.

Do we really want to take our children to malls with folks carry assault weapons around their backs? Do we really want the untrained and criminal to obtain these weapons sithout background checks or restriction? How many more accidentally will occur?

Using this letter writer's logic, all laws should be abolished since they restrict our freedom. Lets just let paranoid people with guns govern us!

Salt Lake City, UT


What's "nuts" is thinking that criminals have any regard for gun restrictions. What's "nuts" is disarming law-abiding citizens so that only the criminals are armed. What's "nuts" is thinking that the government can or will protect you. What's "nuts" is denying there are those who would disarm the citizenry and rob them of their liberty if possible. What's "nuts," JoeBlow, is denying history.

@Open Minded Mormon

Actually, it is your statement that is ironic, since liberal politicians ARE on record as saying they would disarm law-abiding citizens and strip them of their God-given right if possible.

Burke, VA

Redshirt said The ironic thing is that there is no paranoia on the part of gun owners."

Thank you for the biggest laugh I've had all day. Have you read the comments above?

Kent C. DeForrest "...let's go out and buy as many guns as possible before Obama comes and takes them away" Do you really think the president, himself, will be coming after your gun. Can you give me any example of the president say he would even think of doing that?

And by the way, the author's claim Lexington and Concord was a battle over gun rights is nonsense created by Sarah Palin in her twisted interpretation of American history.

Far East USA, SC

"Barack Obama wants a socialist republic and a new constitution that is not geared toward individual rights but rather a collectivism or rights of the state which amounts to no individual rights"

Statements that are so out of touch with reality is why the GOP is struggling for viability.

Have you noticed the stock market performance and record corporate profits in the last 4 years? Obama attempted Socialism is failing miserably.

USS Enterprise, UT

To "ECR" and "Open Minded Mormon" lets review some recent headlines:

"Minnesota Democrats pushing gun confiscation bill similar to Missouri's" - The Examiner

"Assemblyman Lists Gun Confiscation Agenda Of NY Democrats" Breitbart

"Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms - Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons" Fox News

"Gun Confiscation Bill Proposed in California: 'We Can Save Lives'" The Blaze

"Oregon Democrats propose gun confiscation bill requiring warrantless inspections" Examiner

Seems like your ilk are out to confiscate guns.

You claim to defend freedom and the constitution, yet ignore the fact that your ilk are seeking to confiscate guns from law abiding citizens.

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