As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

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  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    Feb. 16, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Now LV "entrepaneurs" are teaching these folks how to use a gun?
    Only in this city with a reputation of short, shoddy relationships and quickie marriages would this flourish.
    Easy to guess what, most likely, comes next. Stay tuned.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Feb. 15, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    "Gun owners are already responsible for acts committed by their guns"

    Not that I have seen. When a kid gets daddys loaded gun out of the nightstand and kills himself, are there charges filed against the dad? Not that I have seen.

    I applaud you for locking your guns and teaching your kids. I wish all gun owners did the same.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    @Owlmaster2. Thank you for once again missing the point. My guns are locked in a safe. When my young children want to see them, I take them out for them and let them handle them and become familiar with them. They take the Hunters Safety course. I take them to the range to practice. I try to teach them good gun safety. I take them hunting. They know guns are not toys. Gun owners are already responsible for acts committed by their guns, just like any other citizen and their property whether a car, ATV, or at your home. Neither you or I know how "readily available" the guns used in Newtown were, but we do know that the mother lost her life to her son by being shot in the head. Once again, he was mentally unstable. The mother had asked for help from numerous state/county agencies. The background checks already in place had stopped him from purchasing his own guns. Don't confuse thugs and drug dealers with law-abiding citizens who commit the majority of gun violence.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    In his speech the other night Barack sited the number of deaths from gun shots since Sandy Hook. What he failed to note was that zero of those deaths would have been avoided by limiting the size of gun magazines.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:42 p.m.

    I understand the fascination with firearms. I was 13 when my dad bought me a .22 rifle. I was as excited as a boy can be to own my first gun. Dad kept the ammo under lock and key along with ammo for his own hunting rifle and shotgun. We previously had two gun deaths in the family, one an accidental shooting, the other a suicide. That helps keep me from being so cavalier about guns the way this article describes what’s going on in Vegas.

  • AzPete Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 14, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    Guns are like parachutes. If you ever really need one, and don't have one, you probably will never need one again.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Well Obama10, whether the guns were stolen are not, they were readily available to the shooter in Newtown. Was her gun safe open or as a responsible gun owner did she not even have a gun safe?
    Do you have a gun safe? Are your weapons available to a thief or to a young child?
    Making a gun owner responsible for the acts committed by their guns be be a huge deterrent.
    Make them readily available to a thief or selling them without a background check and you get charged too. Like that better?
    If you want to experience the firing of a military weapon, join the military..... I did and I never want to hold or own another weapon in my life. I've had my fair share thank you very much.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    I think it sounds like fun and have wanted to go to Front Sight for many years. I hope to visit someday and shoot an automatic weapon. To think this has any bearing on "gun violence" is ludicrous. The majority of gun violence today comes from gangs and drug dealers, not law abiding citizens. The politically incorrect answer is to get kids back in stable, two parent homes (mom and dad), in stable schools where standards are expected, and gun violence will drop. How many mass shootings were there before "baby daddy" and "baby momma" and the "thug" lifestyle was popularized by modern culture? Remember the shooter in Newtown STOLE his mom's guns. No background check or "common-sense gun legislation" would have stopped that horrible day.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Feb. 14, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    "....this is just one more reason to put Vegas on my do not visit list."

    Gun shows do pump money into the local economy. Gun control or gun sales is a no brainer choise for me with public safety as the bigger concern. But corporate profits still have the clout.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Las Vegas is simply providing a supply for a demand that obviously exists. If there wasn't a demand for this type of entertainment, then people wouldn't participate and those entertainment suppliers would soon move on to something different.
    But the demand is obviously there, and apparently thriving, so these venues will continue to meet those demands.
    Whether people agree with it or not doesn't matter so much. It's perfectly legal and hasn't harmed anyone... at least so far. And as long as that's the case, then go for it... if that's your thing.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    Gambling and prostitution is legal as well Chris B go for it I guess.

    Personally, this is just one more reason to put Vegas on my do not visit list.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 9:17 a.m.

    Sounds like a fun time. It's legal, go for it.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Feb. 14, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    Sounds like Alice in Wonderland. Only the yet to be morning after can break the spell.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    Egad......what's next in Sin City. They certainly know how to aggravate liberals with their with their "in your face" tactics. On the other hand, serious defense training also exists at Front Sight, some of the best available in the nation out near Pahrump where gun safety is seriously taught to amatuers as well as professional law enforcement. With all this, Harry Reid is caught on the horns of a dilemna.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    Stupid, stupid and just plain STUPID.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    Vegas does it yet again. Too bad what happens there doesn't really stay there.