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Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

In politcs as in life. You want to know where the power lies? Follow the money. Like we did not see this coming.

salt lake, UT

Shameful is a good word, pathetic is another.

Anaheim, CA

I'd have to read the bill in its entirety. Let's not forget: many bills are rejected, not because the main idea isn't wanted, but because it includes a phrase that could be abused.

Look at the Patriot Act. The wording is such that anybody suspected of anything can be the target of phone or email taps or questioned indefinitely. They used the 9/11 tragedy to sneak that one in or it would NEVER have passed. And now, the school shootings. Never let a tragedy go to waste.

Salt Lake City, UT

No BO, it's you who is shameful. Let's watch the 2-year old throw a tantrum because he doesn't get what he wants. I have confidence that the senators were listening to their constituencies and not falling for the dramatics and hype that makes for "good politics". Thank goodness this bill didn't pass...would have been the first step towards negating our constitutional rights.

Mcallen, TX

This is 'checks and balances', and the way government is suppose to work.

The presidents reaction is shameful, but it's a patriotic victory for the United States of America.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Any idiot can oppose something.

But it takes thoughtfulness and wisdom to propose a SOLUTION to a serious problem.

Hatch and Lee opposed this without offering anything else.


Hayden, ID

Apparently most Senators knew all along criminals and disturbed people will steal guns, buy them off the street or whatever to get around worthless laws. Obviously Obama doesn't know that or doesn't care.

Colorado Springs, CO

One Old Man: That's because the only retort the GOP or paranoid gun owners have is to arm everyone. When is the last time you had to protect yourself or someone else with a gun??

Hayden, ID

@ One old man. It was NO solution and intelligent people knew it. That's why they didn't vote for it; it would protect no one! Crooks can get guns by stealing them, buying them off the streets or making their own. It was all symbolism without any substance. That's why!

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Old man,
An idiot can propose something. But it takes thoughtfulness and wisdom to devise something effective. Thoughtfulness and wisdom are not welcome in harry reid's or BO's world.

Joan Watson

Regardless of more and ever more gun ownership restrictions, tragedy such as school shootings have, and perhaps will yet occur. It makes more sense to have the presence of an armed official to better safe guard schools against crazed maniacs.

Payson, UT

Considering the mess that healthcare is becoming, I don't trust the federal government to deal with gun control.

Mcallen, TX

This is evidence of Obama wanting total control of our country. Obama care is another.

Saint George, UT

I can not believe that none of the Sandy Hook parents have not yet sued the school district for not protecting their children in the first place. The schools have a fiduciary responsilibity to protect our children when they are required to be there. Why were there not armed guards there to protect them like Obama's kids get. So many have eyes to see but see not and ears to hear but hear not.

Sandy, UT

I hope Joe Biden (strange facial frowning look on the picture) doesn't run for President. How pathetic look on his face. Obama? Either way, if it does pass, then we are doomed not just for buisness but more riots that we fear.

Pheonix, AZ

@one old man:
"Hatch and Lee opposed this without offering anything else. Hmmmmmm."

Hatch and Lee have read the US Constitution's 2nd Amendment. And for your benefit and other gun-ownership haters it goes something like this: '... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'

These guys in the Congress and the White House are spinning their wheels, wasting valuable time and tax money trying to pass something that will be ruled unconstitutional...

Mcallen, TX

Why does the Obama family have armed guards?

When is the last time Obama had to protect himself and family with a gun??--Colorado Kid 2013

Let's just wait till a crisis occurs then deal with it. That's smart.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO


"....I have confidence that the senators were listening to their constituencies and not falling for the dramatics and hype that makes for "good politics"...."

With recent polls showing public support for increased background checks running at an all time high of 90%, some instinct or other tells me it wasn't their constituents the Senators were paying heed to.

Provo, UT

Makes me ill when politicians use the phrase "the American people want this." Really? Do they? Only eight percent of American's feel gun control is even an important issue. So, Barrack, who is listening to the American people? You or the Senators? And how exactly does this bill "protect our children"? It does absolutely nothing to prevent another Sandy Hook from happening. All it does is allow the liberals to feel that "something" is being done on their watch. Why not do "something" that actually addresses the problem?

Murray, UT

1 victory for the constitution and the bill of rights. 1 loss by those who would grab all power to themselves.

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