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Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 4:10 p.m. MDT

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Ajax
Mapleton, UT

Words are inadequate in describing the Boston tragedy. We are left with our thoughts and prayers in behalf of those who suffer.

The bombing brings into sharp focus the horror of violence. While violence in theory may appeal to some either as a weapon used aggressively or as a deterrent, in reality, as we see in Boston, it is abhorrent in every regard and a marker of the worst of times.

Might this give us pause in our advocacy of unlimited guns in America.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Does this mean we will have to have universal background checks to purchase a pressure cooker? Will those larger than 6 quarts be outlawed, because who needs eight quarts to cook a pot roast. If it saves one life then it will be worth it. News papers will be publishing lists of homes with pressure cookers. Even my wife is afraid to have a pressure cooker in the home because it might explode on the stove.

This was a truly horrific event with many casualties. None should have to go experience such an event, and my heart goes out to the victims.

But this is the same knee jerk reaction for gun control. Only a criminal would use a pressure cooker to kill and maim others, same with guns.

airnaut
Everett, 00

The way this was carried out, -- ther are way, WAY too many similarities to the Centennial Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta, GA back in 1996.

I won't be surprised at all to find the motive similar as well....

JNA
Layton, UT

I would be very surprised if this were international terrorist groups because usually they cannot wait to take responsibility.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Tragic event and I do believe that our law enforcement agencies will find out who did it and why. It's comforting to know we have a level headed, intelligent leader in the WH at times like vs.the idealogical zealots that rushed us into a needless war that killed 100's of thousand innocent people and wasted trillons of dollars.

equusrider
Bluffdale, UT

There is a special place in hell for who ever was involved with setting off these bombs. Go get 'em Boston PD and FBI.

NewsJunkie
Centerville, UT

While I am not willing to politicize this tragic event, after the initial shock had worn off, one of my first thoughts was: How many of our liberties will we have to give up to satisfy our need for feeling save? Some people are already calling for total video surveillance of our daily lives in order to have footage after such a tragedy. I hope that we will be able to maintain our freedoms and not give in to fear. Let’s grieve with the victims and then move on and live our life’s with hope, faith and bravery.

BYR
Woods Cross, UT

We are some people so compelled to take a tragedy and politicize it. That is like complaining about TSA or the Patriot Act on 9/11 each year. While I understand the complaint, on that day, can we just honor those who died on that day? Can we not discuss the Boston tragedy on its own merits without bringing in gun control or who is sitting in the White House?

jsf
Centerville, UT

airnaut speculates he won't be surprised at all to find the motive similar to the Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta because -- "there are way, WAY too many similarities" If because it was a public bombing then could it also be related to these causes

May 1, 2010: Pakistani immigrant leaves an explosives-laden SUV in New York's Times Square,
Dec. 25, 2009: "underwear bomber," Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, i
Jan 22, 1998: Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the Unabomber bombing spree between 1978 and 1995.
Feb. 26, 1993: A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Trade Center garage in New York City, Five Muslims are eventually convicted of the crime.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Or these motives Jan. 29, 1975: The U.S. State Department building in Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground.you know Bill Ayer’s group
Jan. 24, 1975: A bomb goes off at historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four people. It was one of 49 bombings attributed to the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN between 1974 and 1977 in New York.
March 1, 1971: The Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground
March 6, 1970: Three members of the revolutionary Weather Underground accidentally blow themselves up in their townhouse in New York City's Greenwich Village while making bombs.
Sept. 16, 1920: A bomb explodes in New York City's Wall Street area, killing 40 and injuring hundreds. Authorities conclude it was the work of "anarchists" and come up with a list of suspects, but all flee to Russia.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Or again these motives.Oct. 1, 1910: The Los Angeles Times building is dynamited during a labor dispute, killing 20 people. Two leaders of the ironworkers union plead guilty.
May 4, 1886: A bomb blast during a labor rally at Chicago's Haymarket Square kills 11 people, including seven police officers, and injures more than 100. Eight "anarchists" are tried for inciting riot.

Notice most of these are left wing motive bombings. Maybe we should just wait and not speculate.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

the bottom line lesson to be learned from this terror act is that evil does exist and evil will kill anyone at anytime at anyplace....and one more thing... evil is getting worse in this country. Terror can come from anyone or any organization and there isn't anything that the US government or state government can do to make you and your family fool proof safe from evil. Evil people set off bombs - shoot up grade schools - and use knifes to kill. We all expect our government to do all they can to protect us and in the case of a bombing like Boston there isn't much we can do individually to protect ourselves. However when an evil guy with a gun or knife enters a room full of people there IS something EVERY citizen can do and this is to protect themselves and their family with their own gun. Yes - WE the people have to right to protect ourselves and family against evil because for the most part if we leave it to police or government to protect us ... the shooting and death is already completed by the time the police get there.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Patriot-
The sad undeniable fact is a person who owns a gun is more likely to have it used on them or a loved one then for protection. That's a fact.
This is a tradegy that no gun or weapon would have likely stopped. Agreed, there is evil and bad people in this world and we need to constantly stay strong and fight against it. But examing the facts of gun ownership in this country and events like this should give pause to anyone who thinks owning a gun is going to make them or their family safer. The facts state otherwise.

GiuseppeG
Murray, Utah

Funny what passes for facts these days.

Here's a fact:
A horrendous tragedy occurred in Boston yesterday that has left many of us heartsick for the victims and mad at the perpetrator(s).

Heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

jsf
Centerville, UT

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I will appreciate a sincere public apology when I am proven right, and you are proven wrong.

Deal?

TeaPublican
Houston, TX

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is RIGHT when he said that Congress should slow down on immigration reform in the wake of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack in case rumours that it was conducted by a foreign Saudi national turn out to be true. Rep. King said: “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa…..If we can’t background check people that are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where?” We TeaPublicans agree with Rep, King….and all immigration reform should be put on hold for however many years it takes until we know what truly happened at this Boston Marathon. Billy said at coffee today he heard that FoxNews reported awhile back that the FBI estimated that over a million members of Hezbullah have snuck in our Southern border open door! If what Billy heard is true, then we are in for a whole lot more terrorist attacks….all because we refuse to secure our borders!

Gail Fitches
Layton, UT

There are so many situations regarding this case that just do not add up. I am furious at a certain network going after the conservatives or people of religion. What bothers me is supposedly they were doing a bomb drill at the time this took place. There were bomb sniffing dogs there, and yet the dogs did not pick up on anything. They pulled one of the army runners off the course and told him he was dehydrated, and I am still waiting to see if there is going to be an update on that. I strongly feel that this was an inside job within our own country. I hope the real truth comes out, and those responbile will come forward and pay for what they did.

arand
Huntsville, u

How and why is it that you can find instructions on line to build one of these? It is pure insanity.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "airnaut" will you appologize publically in an open letter to the DN when it is found out that the bomber was a liberal, or will you do like the media does and try as hard as you can to pin this on the right?

Clinton
Draper, UT

@ HS Fan
You are aware that Obama not only continued the wars that Bush started in Iran and Afghanistan, but has been involved in attacks and covert operations in Libya (without congressional approval, no less), Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia, aren't you? Also, your "gun facts" seem as intellectually suspect as your ignorant statement regarding Bush vs. Obama.

@Ajax
What do guns have to do with it? Perhaps instead of whinging about guns all the time, we might want to investigate why so many of us are willing to kill others. Could it be the "entertainment" constantly pumped into our brains? The Boston bombings show that if you want to kill somebody, pretty much anything will do, so focusing on guns or any other inanimate object as the cause for such violence is myopic and thin-minded, don't you think?

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