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Published: Friday, May 3 2013 11:25 a.m. MDT

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iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Having read the headline and not the article, I feel that it would be safe to say that this AP story is trying to manipulate people to subconsciously think that it was the NRA that won a legislative battle.

It was actually the Constitution of the United States and all the people who are guaranteed the right to bear arms that are the winners.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The legislation didn't violate the constitution. And it was the people of the US who went down to a huge defeat. So did the idea that government is for and by the people.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

The losers of course, are arrogant British aristocrats like Pierse Morgan and other 'loyalists' who want to bring the United States back under the subjection of a monarchy such as the one that we broke away from back in 1776.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"who want to bring the United States back under the subjection of a monarchy such as the one that we broke away from back in 1776."

Yes, because that is a totally real possibility. Where do you guys come up with this stuff?
Do you have any idea how ludicrous it sounds?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Methinks "Monopoly" is more likely that "Monarchy". Anyway, let's hope against the evidence that Mr. Iron's factless fearmongering approach doesn't always dominate Congress.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

The National Rifle Association is the original civil right advocacy group, and every American should be proud of the NRA's victory over the latest attempts at infringements on our rights recognized (not GRANTED) by the Constitution.

However, the enemies of freedom still plot to inflict their infringements on the People.

Anyone not a member should consider joining, even if your concern is mainly freedom of religion, freedom of the press, racial equality or some other area. First they came for the guns...

airnaut
Everett, 00

@iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

It was actually the Constitution of the United States and ALL the people who are guaranteed the right to bear arms that are the winners.

8:37 a.m. May 3, 2013

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Including ALL known criminals, and ALL mentally ill.

The rest of us are the Loosing victims to them and those to continue to supposed them ...

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

We are our own worst enemy. We have lost our identity as sons and daughters of God. We've become political and ideological slaves to the world we're currently forced to live in. Many of us will be embarassed in the hereafter because we got so caught up in the worldly things such as this.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

DN,

Ronald Reagan was a strong supporter of the Brady Bill, he advocated restricting assault style weapons and instituted a 15 day waiting period in California.

Add him to your list of "enemies of freedom"

airnaut
Everett, 00

@Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

Many of us will be embarassed in the hereafter because we got so caught up in the worldly things such as this.

11:55 a.m. May 3, 2013

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Agreed.

To pro-Gun L:atter-Day Saints I have to ask -
What sort of weapons will be allowed in the Celestial Kingdom?
What sort of Heat is Jesus packing?

I don't see any in the Temples, so all I can sugest is YOU are going to be on the embarassed side of judgement.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

the winners are amo, compannies and gun companies that are making record sales on propaganda, and total fiction. no has written anything saying they would take weapons away. only limit the crazy stuff that cat be bought now. tell one real use of a silencer. you can buy them. when i was a kid it was illegal. the only use is for murder in quiet mode. you can buy 100 round magazine for the .223. only real use kill as many people at a time with one load. the fear factor is the most silly. evil government is coming to get us we need to defend. where is this evil force? yet the NSA is building the biggest intel collection center in the world in utah county, and some of the same pro gun guys are all for that for the money, brought in. this will enable them to monitor all electronic communications in this country. this is a real thing.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I love the NRA and am a proud member. I love -even more- the fact that they were successful in defeating Obama and his constitution killing legislation. The NRA is more popular now than ever and I think as people see the 'real' agenda of Obama - to rid the US of ALL guns and make ready the complete ushering in of Socialism they will recognize that this great organization is on their side and fighting for their bill of rights and constitution. It is a hard thing to sort through all the left wing propaganda and lies from the Obama media but truth has a way of rising to the top eventually. America is not about the government - it is about the people and the fight (or war) is the people vs the progressive government in this case. GO NRA!!!!

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Doesn't Pat Buchanan own the term "culture war"? Doesn't the NRA owe him something for using it? Come to think of it, can there only be one "patriot" posting here who collects from everyone else who want to use the term? How about a good old American lawsuit to get to the TRUTH (oops, that's taken, too).

DisturbedOne
North, UT

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." --author Mark Twain

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