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Published: Sunday, March 3 2013 12:03 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

It's really refreshing to see some sensible comments mixed in with a batch of NRA talking points.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Some thoughts:

* you don't stop drunk drivers by taking cars away from responsible people.
* gay parades are crazier
* through out history, most human suffering have come from the hands of bad governments.

Many people have been killed along our southern borders by cartels touting American guns,and Egypt is being armed with WMD's, also from our country.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

What the difference between a nut walking into Trolley square with a gun, or a JCPenny's?

What's difference between attending a Utah State legislators's gathering and Arizona Congresswoman Giffords?

Nothing.

If I see someone, anyone, in public, with a gun, and not in uniform -- I promise I WILL call 911 first, and then pull my own weapon in self-defense.

Until we have 100% background checks - I will forced to consider all persons, with weapons, in public, as criminals, or mentally ill...and therefore automatically a threat.

Most Truthful and Patriotic
Layton, UT

WHEN are these "gun activists" going to learn to spell?

I see they're still waving DONT TREAD ON ME flags.
Who'd buy that many misspelled flags?
Who taught them to use the apostrophe? They should get their money back!

"MUST-NOT" is not a (hyphenated) word. They are two separate words.

MASS MURDERS AGREE. Really? Don't you mean "MURDERERS"?

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Approximately 300 people participated in the event...".

AM radio folks covering the rally had the number at 3,000,000...

"...shoot the door to keep people away from your house...".

The undeniable best quote from the whole marvelous march...

EDM
Castle Valley, Utah

LDS Liberal,

Thank you! I'm right there with you. If I see anyone toting a gun in public, I am going to call the police first.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

E-major: Since you don't believe that gun ownership has anything to do with God, then explain to anyone what an 'unalienable' right is without God. The phrase is meaningless without God. If their is no meaning to 'unalienable', then please tell me what rights you have that aren't dependent on a government bureaucracy or tyrant! Of course, if you put your trust in the historically ever trustworthy humanity to protect you, I have nothing to offer you, nor does God. He said put your trust in Him, not man. God gave us rights, 'unalienable', to protect us from the stupidity of those who naively assent to give any right, if they believe they have any, to somebody in power, no questions asked. Wow!

jsf
Centerville, UT

"...shoot the door to keep people away from your house...". There you go again, a statement by "Joe Biden".

RULES FOR RADICALS. A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals. by Saul Alinsky, Demean, denigrate, ridicule your opposition.
But don't argue the merits of their positions.

If I see someone, anyone, in public, with a gun, and not in uniform -- I promise I WILL call 911 first, and then pull my own weapon in self-defense. So you are one of those mentally ill carrying a gun in public. The ultimate liberal elitist I can but you can't hypocritical statement.

jsf
Centerville, UT

In his attempt at ridicule "Most Truthful and Patriotic" makes light of historic facts.
"WHEN are these "gun activists" going to learn to spell? I see they're still waving DONT TREAD ON ME flags. Who'd buy that many misspelled flags?" For one the U.S. Navy!

The flags are historic not recent designs. These three flags used the spelling Dont.

The Gasden was used in 1775 on ships attempting to prevent the British from re-supplying their troops. The snake symbol with its 13 rattles representing the 13 Colonies was widely during the Revolutionary War and the motto "Dont Tread on Me" was a defiant warning to the British. The Gadsden is considered one of this country's first flags.

The Culpeper Minutemen, a Virginia militia formed in January 1775. This unit drove the British fleet from Hampton, Virginia in October 1775.

The First Navy Jack first appeared on ships of the Continental Navy in 1775 under the command of Commodore Esek Hopkins. In 2002 the Secretary of the Navy directed that this flag be flown on all U.S. Navy vessels during the Global War on Terrorism.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

jsf, the argument has already been made, and decided. The government has the right to control arms.

"Demean, denigrate, ridicule your opposition." You mean like signs that read, "Liberalism is a mental disorder"?

Banderson, so you base your rights on a fairy tale? I'll base mine on something much more substantive, logic and reason, thank you.

one old man
Ogden, UT

RULES FOR RADICALS. A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Conservatives. by Karl Rove, Demean, denigrate, ridicule your opposition.
But don't argue the merits of their positions.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

LDS Liberal

"If I see someone, anyone, in public, with a gun, and not in uniform -- I promise I WILL call 911 first, and then pull my own weapon in self-defense.

Until we have 100% background checks - I will forced to consider all persons, with weapons, in public, as criminals, or mentally ill...and therefore automatically a threat."

Are you for real? So nobody except for you has the right to have an open carry permit? What makes you so special? You know the DHS has labelled VETERANS as the number one terror threat? You better watch what your advocating because it's going to come back and bite you.

As for calling the police? They will laugh at you and hang up the phone. This isn't a Nazi Police state. Why do you want one? WVC may take your "complaint" seriously because they even shoot unarmed criminals now.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

"As for calling the police? They will laugh at you and hang up the phone."

No they won't. They will send police to investigate.

zoar63
Mesa, AZ

@Mark

"No they won't. They will send police to investigate."

By the timer they get there, the person with the gun will have wandered off.

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

Somply put: We have the right as a Citizen of the United States of America through the Second Amendment to bear arms and it is not the right of this current Administration to take that away from us. It won't be pretty if they try to enforce it.

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