Comments about ‘Gov. Gary Herbert: NRA still sees me as being 'on the team'’

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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11 2013 11:25 a.m. MDT

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DN Subscriber 2

Governor Herbert probably noted the other news where two Colorado legislators (one their Senate President!) were recalled after their anti-gun rights votes this year.

Some rights are more powerful motivators for voters than others, and I hope that Governor Herbert will come to see that the erroneous advice he was getting from some politicians should be ignored and that when Constitutional carry gets passed again, he should sign it. Indeed, he should lead the efforts to get it passed.

Gun control is not crime control, and law abiding citizens with legally carried guns deter crime. No gun laws yet have succeeded in disarming criminals, so ignore those who say "just one more law...."

It's not he guns, it's the criminals that need to be controlled.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Let’s see if I got this straight. The duly-elected Governor of Utah vetoes a gun permit bill and is asked to meet with the head of the NRA. On his way to face the Inquisition, the Governor calls it "just a matter of making sure we're on the same page." He reassures us that the NRA still regards him as “on the team”. The team? The NRA, who asked for the meeting does not respond to repeated requests to comment. Have I got it right so far?

Danbury, CT

Way to avoid the Inquisition, Guv. I wonder how far this well-financed right wing group of wacko's has to go before we get fed up. After the veto of common sense legislation in the Congress to register guns and do background checks, today we go another step in government by special interest. I love how the NRA can "call up" your governor and you guys think this is OK. I don't want the NRA or ANYONE ELSE other than voters determining who leads our country.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Isn't that special!

one old man
Ogden, UT

More proof that sheer stupidity reigns triumphant in Utah.

kearns, UT

So eastcoastcougar, anyone that doesn't agree with you is a right wing wacko? If I'm not mistaken, even you can call the Gov and voice your OPINION. But would you stop other people or organizations from being able to do the same thing? Somehow I get the feeling with you it's my way or the highway.

Boise, ID

eastcoastcoug may be interested to know that "this well-financed right wing group of wacko's[sic]" is made up of several million voting citizens, some of whom even live in Utah! And they're not "right wing" about anything but the right to keep and bear arms.

I'm an NRA Life Member... and I vote!

dale richards
Green River, Utah

you can have your opinion, but I take offense of being called a wacko.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Has a gun ever discharged without a person pulling the trigger? Has a law abiding citizen ever become a criminal by pulling the trigger on a gun?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Let's all breath a sigh of relief. You let these voters into the equation and pretty soon they think they should have something to say about the state's business, and we just can't have that. It's like Mitt says: let's just make all the decisions in quiet rooms.

DN Subscriber 2

Well, maybe Utah's governor is a bit different from those of other states.

I think I like our governor who can choose to openly meet with the NRA (or not) a lot better than governors of other states, many of whom are in jail for corruption, including one from Connecticut.

Springville, UT

It sure sounds like the Governor is subservient to the NRA. Who is he supposed to work for? A special interest group? Remember, gun lovers, how your support for this special interest lobbying group feeds the beast of government serving not the people but lobbying groups when the issue is one with which you disagree. This stuff is disturbing, and if you aren't troubled by it, you have given up your freedom despite your views on guns.

Mount Pleasant, UT

I feel it is important that we carry our concealed weapon permit with us at all times. It shows we have taken the course and learned about the necessary things that we need to know. We took ours in Arizona and I'm so glad we took the class and the shooting range test. I have to admit I was nervous but passed everything fine. I'm proud to carry the concealed weapon permit and I hope to always keep it current. I agree with the decision Governor Herbert made.

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