Hey, way great story....Betcha someone at the Range should know. Now I
haven't been to a lotta Ranges, but every time, I had to show ID and
"check in". Now it's like 10 years, but that's not quite an
easy-to-forget incident, particularly for Keller....and no doubt for the hero
he's looking for...Also betcha some Law-enforcement sketch artist
would be happy to do a bit of work so's that a sketch can be posted at the
Range, and other facilities too.Hey, like YO !! Yeah, you !! Come
an' git your well-deserved Thanks !!!W.
Keep in mind, the NRA wants to put more guns in the hands of citizens. Even
cautious gun owners have accidents. The current law on gun ownership requires no
training - and the Utah State Legislature supports the idea that anyone, who
wants to carry a gun can do so without a concealed weapons permit. John Wayne
and the wild west is still alive in the heats of Utah's Legislature! Not
to mention our Congressional Delegation helped block background checks for gun
sales on the internet and at gun shows. Are we part of the problem or part of
the solution. With the exception of Governor Herbert, don't ask a
Utah's elected officials, they actively support the problem.
A very lucky young man there. I would imagine that the young lady involved here,
has had a bit of a hard time with this. The fact is that people who have handled
guns for many years, can have a momentary lapse into carelessness. In this
situation, you have someone who is doing his best to be safe, to educate and
instruct his friends, in the safe use of firearms. And still this happened.
Sometimes, things just go wrong. Usually through someone's carelessness.
Leave it to Beverly to take a simple story about heroism and turn it into a fist
waving, foot stomping, soapbox tirade about gun control and the NRA. Beverly,
the truth is that 99% of gun sales at gun shows are by federally licensed gun
dealers and they do background checks at gun shows. As for the Utah legislature
and the U.S. Congress, they answer to the people that voted them into office.
The majority of the people, not a few vocal fanatics no matter how loud they
So was there a 2nd date?Sounds like the story you tell your
grandkids about how you met. "Kids, your grandma made made me feel like
I'd never felt before".
So what's the rest of the story?What happened to woman who shot
him? Did she stay in Utah? Were any charges brought against her? Where is she
now? Are they still on friendly terms?Stacey, please revisit this
story and answer, if you can, the above questions. It would be an interesting
close to the story. You need not provide her real name.Great to hear
that Nate is doing well.
Dear Jayhawker: 90% of Americans wanted the background check
legislation. When the time comes for a vote for these legislators, you can bet
they will be in for the fight of their political careers, and of course the
campaigns will be fully funded by the NRA. I'm fully aware that there is
only on poll that counts, and that is the election, but when you turn your back
on 90% of what Americans wanted, they were wrong and the word "shameful"
is too mild. It was a "simple story" about another gun accident. When
is enough gun accidents enough?
And, I was wondering what they had for dinner. Glad things turned out so well.
Keep playing that banjo!
@BeverlyThe real question is what do they mean by "Background
Checks?"Are Americans in favor of requiring a background check
to borrow a friend’s hunting rifle? (It's a felony if you don't
do it under some of the proposed bills.)Are Americans in favor of
requiring a background check to buy a firearm advertised on the local church
bulletin board? (Again, a felony if a background check is not done.)Are Americans in favor of requiring a background check if it costs law-abiding
gun owners $125.00? (Fee/Tax)Are Americans in favor of background
checks if it weakens mental health privacy laws? (HIPPA)These are
the questions the polls do not ask, but whose answers are very important to
law-abiding Americans. By the way, the above questions are not "lies"
perpetrated by Conservatives; they are very real proposals being pushed in the
various Congressional "Background Check" bills.Are 90
percent of Americans REALLY in favor of background checks? Only if you slant the
question so blatantly that they have no choice, but to answer, "Yes."
And what happened to the potential but deadly love interest?
Hi rvalens2,To answer your questions: She stayed in Utah a few more
days than she had planned, to make sure he was safe. Then she went on to New
York. She eventually returned from New York.They are still friends
today, but they have not dated. Nate is an amazing person and does
much to support his community! We are all glad he's still here! Thanks for the comments.
Beverly,hon(and any other anti gun ownership persons)...it is not the weapon
that is to blame, it is the person using it, or misusing. Some person went out
of control with a knife some days ago and people were hurt. Should we ban all
knives in households? You might benefit from looking at history and discovering
what happened to freedoms of people whose governments banned guns.I personally
did not raise my children with toy guns, and yet I FIRMLY believe that this
country was founded upon inspired principles. My legal right(and others)to own a
gun was one of those. The more government control we vote in the more freedoms
we loose. As I have learned there was one other in "history" that felt
force was the way to live on this earth. I disagree with him also....