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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 5:00 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Patriot and others like him cannot show us anything, not here, because they actually have nothing to show but blathering nonsense.



Chicago's 28 yr ban on handguns was overturned in 2010.

In 1991, Chicago Police data show, 943 persons were murdered, up 1.6 percent from 1990. That’s 2.58 murders per day. From there, the city seemed to stanch some of the bloodshed. The number of murders dropped to 855 the next year, but rose again nearly 9 percent to 931 in 1994. The number of murders dropped to a more manageable 633 in 2000 (less than two murders per day), rising to 667 in 2001. By 2007, the number had dropped to 448, rising to 513 in 2008 and landing at 433 in 2011.

Shootings have increased 12 percent this year and homicides are up 19 percent.

In a study, U. of Chicago researchers combed through gun-trace data to determine the weapons most likely bought by straw purchasers.

Those are people without criminal records who buy guns for felons — often at a hefty markup.

Fifty-eight percent of those recovered guns were bought in Illinois. About 19 percent were purchased in Indiana, 3 percent in Wisconsin — and less than 2 percent in Mississippi.

Park City, UT

Happy Valley Heretic- When a bunch of Patriots signed the Declaration of Independence and told the English to.... So, we were Clint Eastwood before Clint Eastwood was cool.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

It would be nice if removing guns would help, but homicide rates consistently go up with gun control.
In many states the ACLU prevents incarceration in institutions of mentally ill. Likewise judges and psychologists. If I were a teacher I would carry unbeknown to the students. These so called assault guns are are simple semiautomatic and their cartridge is smaller than hunting rifles.

Austin, TX

I have had a concealed handgun license issued by the State of Texas for about 10 years. My comment is in reply concerning domestic violence. Texas will not issue a concealed handgun license to anyone who has been convicted of domestic violence nor to anyone having had a restraining order placed upon him (her). These measures help to protect victims of domestic violence before it escalates to that point where one says it was just too late to stop this crime. I believe that gun ownership is a constitutional right that all Americans have a right to. But some have shown they can not be trusted with that right. If they want to hurt someone let them get a baseball bat or a steak knife, but not a concealed handgun. Placing restrictions on those with domestice violence actions has worked well in Texas. I see no reason why it would not work as well in Utah. Restricting those who have committed acts of domestic violence from being able to carry a concealed handgun does no harm to those who obey the law, but it can do a great deal to protect innocent victims, before it becomes "too late".

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