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Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 11:15 a.m. MST

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Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

I hope this bill passes so we can be treated to the spectacle of Utah sheriffs at the border arresting federal authorities, to be followed by the firing of cannon from Camp Williams on the US Army, to be followed by rebel yells, the singing of "Dixie" (from the so-called "university" in St. George), Gary Herbert laying down his semi-automatic rifle at Appomattox, er, Salt Lake, etc. Should be entertaining.

mcclark
Salt Lake City, UT

Maybe a peak at the US Constitution might be called for before they pass this law.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Good. Let's keep it in the bottle forever.

v2010
salt lake city, utah

Sorry, Ms. Hill, but "To waste the money on this …" is exactly what Utah Republicans stand for.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Like immigration, gun laws of this nature a more likely to be governed by national laws and Congress not individual states as this is a fundamental Constitutional right that isn't subject to 50 individual state interpretations. I would support a legislative resolution that offers the State's opinion on this matter, but passing a state law that will be pre-empted and federal law is a waste of the court's and taxpayer's time and money to litigate. When Utah legislators talk about not being emotional, it seems that this proposed law is mostly about emotion-based response to what's going on nationally.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

It's a good bill, and it is a shame that the the two representatives running the committee are slickly using cowardly parliamentary maneuvers to kill the bill instead of just bringing it up for a vote and voting against it.

Representatives McIff and Lee Perry have been hostile to gun rights for years, but are just sneaky about how they undermine law abiding citizens rights. They both need to be replaced by new Representatives who will support and defend the Constitution.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@dn sub

"Law abiding citizens" do not advocate breaking federal laws sorry.

Sophie 62
spring city, UT

While much of the rest of the U.S. is seeking gun safety for the people of this country, some Utahns want gun chaos. Any person over 21 is allowed, under this bill, to carry a weapon openly or concealed. This is without background checks or gun safety class. Before this bill, a concealed carry permit required a series of gun safety classes. You had to be certified as knowing the laws and how to take care of the weapon and keep yourself reasonably safe to carry a concealed weapon.
No more, with this bill.
If only we were all patient with each other, always law-abiding, always wise.
We aren't.
I find this bill ill-thought-out, agressive and belligerent.
It promotes the romantic (but false) idea that people are always safer carrying a gun around, or in their homes, and that those around them are safer.
I am not automatically safer because people around me are carrying guns. For all I know, they are one of the maniacs who are committing these mass shootings or other crimes.
Read the real statistics. Don't be swayed by slogans and hysteria.
This bill deserves to be permanently shelved.

AmPatriot
Taylorsville, UT

Once again the new media is misinforming and twisting low information reports on this law and its contents.

The story leads off with disobeying the presidents mandate to disarm the amreican people politically incorrect position. We aren't preventing home invaders, we are stopping the president and keeping his Mercenaries and brown shirts out of our lives private and public.

People must not beleive what the local novelist fiction writers post on TV, radio, and tabloid print, they have no credibility as americans or loyalty to this country, the USA.

This bill adds state legislative endorsement of the 2nd amendment and citizens inalienable (god given) rights to stop government and presidential oppression of rights and freedoms to save our children and future generations.

I would think that if these religions really cared about the welfare and freedoms and choices their congregations can have, they should the first in line to promote rights of citizen entitlements to god and country and put caring for the poor as his job and not that of government funding.

Diocese should not put out there hands to the poor begging for tithes then shun them and turn them away when they are in need.

JohnH
Cedar City, UT

The assistance of state and local authorities in resisting unjust, unconstitutional federal laws would be appreciated, but at the heart of it it's up to the people themselves.

rtn
Salt Lake City, UT

Constitution shall be the Supreme Law of the land
All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void (Marbury vs. Madison.

Gun grabber like Mciff
and Lockhart see it a bit differently as I see it! They want to defend unconstitutional acts like gun confiscation.

Why do Mciff and Lockhart mindset give creedence To the gun grab ?

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, are much more than a piece of paper. The documents intentions and meanings are clearly put forth by our founding fathers.

We should see to it that the Constitution of Utah and the United States and The Bill of Rights be strictly adhered to by those we elect to Office. We remind you that the citizens of this republic are your employers and any continued abrogation and usurpation of the protections and guaranteed rights enumerated in the Constitution and Bill of Rights will result in your dismissal.
When The Governor says We should be honoring obeying and sustaining the law of the land he leaves out "the Constitutional law of the land". As was in the original statement by Joseph Smith.

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