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Published: Friday, April 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Mentally ill? Yes.

But an important question that needs to be asked and thoroughly investigated is this: "Was he also a gun owner? How many guns did he own if he was?"

The Senate betrayed all of us when they voted to kill even just discussion of background checks. So when something like this happens, we need to find out if a person like this had guns. How did he obtain them? What could be done to prevent another similar person from accessing an arsenal?

Questions like those should have been part of a Congressional discussion of gun safety regulations. But now, thanks to Senators like Hatch and Lee and others who were bought off by the NRA, that discussion may never happen.

Never happen until the next massacre when everyone will once again cry "Something needs to be done" only to have it all forgotten when the NRA flexes its money.

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

Mount Pleasant, UT

That was my first thought...they better check thoroughly so innocent lives are not taken. Overturn his place of residence, car, etc. It's not worth losing innocent lives.

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