Some communities seek to require gun ownership

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 9, 2013 2:24 p.m.

    Given the NRA's well-known stands on these matters, I could agree with handling/storage classes for gun owners if done by someone OTHER than the NRA.

  • Christian 24-7 Murray, UT
    March 8, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    I don't believe in forcing gun ownership, buy I do have experience with a community which did mandate gun ownership, and crime went down.

    Make the mandate, but realize it is not enforceable. No one can search properties to assure they have a gun and ammo. They would need a warrant, which could not be secured for this.

    Or just have a public push for gun ownership, with classes in proper handling and storage offered by interested groups such as the NRA.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    March 8, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    Wouldn't a requirement to purchase a gun violate the freedom of those who simply don't want to own one? For whatever reason?

    Additionally, what if they simply can't afford one; who has the right to force someone to spend money they don't have on something they don't need?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    March 8, 2013 7:38 p.m.


    My flamethrower and RPG launcher/ammo will fit RIGHT-in...

    To protect my family against the federal government... of course.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 8, 2013 6:24 p.m.


  • Rocket Science Brigham City, UT
    March 8, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    I believe in the second amendment. I believe our Founding Fathers absolutely intended, understood and wrote that amendment to include individual private ownership of guns. But people please don't do idiotic things like making gun ownership "mandatory". This does not help the defense of the second amendment. It make you look like foolish fanatics and gives those who would reduce second amendment rights someone to point at as fanatics when arguing their point.