After accidentally being shot 10 years ago, man still searching for the hero who saved him

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  • Christmas Carole LAS CRUCES, NM
    April 24, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    Beverly,hon(and any other anti gun ownership persons) is not the weapon that is to blame, it is the person using it, or misusing. Some person went out of control with a knife some days ago and people were hurt. Should we ban all knives in households? You might benefit from looking at history and discovering what happened to freedoms of people whose governments banned guns.I personally did not raise my children with toy guns, and yet I FIRMLY believe that this country was founded upon inspired principles. My legal right(and others)to own a gun was one of those. The more government control we vote in the more freedoms we loose. As I have learned there was one other in "history" that felt force was the way to live on this earth. I disagree with him also....

  • StaceyT. Orem, UT
    April 23, 2013 11:04 p.m.

    Hi rvalens2,

    To answer your questions: She stayed in Utah a few more days than she had planned, to make sure he was safe. Then she went on to New York. She eventually returned from New York.

    They are still friends today, but they have not dated.

    Nate is an amazing person and does much to support his community! We are all glad he's still here!

    Thanks for the comments.

  • Archie1954 Vancouver, BC
    April 23, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    And what happened to the potential but deadly love interest?

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 23, 2013 4:52 p.m.


    The real question is what do they mean by "Background Checks?"

    Are Americans in favor of requiring a background check to borrow a friend’s hunting rifle? (It's a felony if you don't do it under some of the proposed bills.)

    Are Americans in favor of requiring a background check to buy a firearm advertised on the local church bulletin board? (Again, a felony if a background check is not done.)

    Are Americans in favor of requiring a background check if it costs law-abiding gun owners $125.00? (Fee/Tax)

    Are Americans in favor of background checks if it weakens mental health privacy laws? (HIPPA)

    These are the questions the polls do not ask, but whose answers are very important to law-abiding Americans. By the way, the above questions are not "lies" perpetrated by Conservatives; they are very real proposals being pushed in the various Congressional "Background Check" bills.

    Are 90 percent of Americans REALLY in favor of background checks? Only if you slant the question so blatantly that they have no choice, but to answer, "Yes."

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 23, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    And, I was wondering what they had for dinner. Glad things turned out so well. Keep playing that banjo!

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    April 23, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    Dear Jayhawker:
    90% of Americans wanted the background check legislation. When the time comes for a vote for these legislators, you can bet they will be in for the fight of their political careers, and of course the campaigns will be fully funded by the NRA. I'm fully aware that there is only on poll that counts, and that is the election, but when you turn your back on 90% of what Americans wanted, they were wrong and the word "shameful" is too mild. It was a "simple story" about another gun accident. When is enough gun accidents enough?

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 23, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    So what's the rest of the story?

    What happened to woman who shot him? Did she stay in Utah? Were any charges brought against her? Where is she now? Are they still on friendly terms?

    Stacey, please revisit this story and answer, if you can, the above questions. It would be an interesting close to the story. You need not provide her real name.

    Great to hear that Nate is doing well.

  • Euroskeptic Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    So was there a 2nd date?

    Sounds like the story you tell your grandkids about how you met. "Kids, your grandma made made me feel like I'd never felt before".

  • jayhawker kearns, UT
    April 23, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Leave it to Beverly to take a simple story about heroism and turn it into a fist waving, foot stomping, soapbox tirade about gun control and the NRA. Beverly, the truth is that 99% of gun sales at gun shows are by federally licensed gun dealers and they do background checks at gun shows. As for the Utah legislature and the U.S. Congress, they answer to the people that voted them into office. The majority of the people, not a few vocal fanatics no matter how loud they are.

  • Goldies Pa Hurricane/Washington, UT
    April 23, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    A very lucky young man there. I would imagine that the young lady involved here, has had a bit of a hard time with this. The fact is that people who have handled guns for many years, can have a momentary lapse into carelessness. In this situation, you have someone who is doing his best to be safe, to educate and instruct his friends, in the safe use of firearms. And still this happened. Sometimes, things just go wrong. Usually through someone's carelessness.

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    April 23, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    Keep in mind, the NRA wants to put more guns in the hands of citizens. Even cautious gun owners have accidents. The current law on gun ownership requires no training - and the Utah State Legislature supports the idea that anyone, who wants to carry a gun can do so without a concealed weapons permit. John Wayne and the wild west is still alive in the heats of Utah's Legislature! Not to mention our Congressional Delegation helped block background checks for gun sales on the internet and at gun shows. Are we part of the problem or part of the solution. With the exception of Governor Herbert, don't ask a Utah's elected officials, they actively support the problem.

  • Willybee71 GARDEN CITY, NY
    April 23, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    Hey, way great story....
    Betcha someone at the Range should know. Now I haven't been to a lotta Ranges, but every time, I had to show ID and "check in". Now it's like 10 years, but that's not quite an easy-to-forget incident, particularly for Keller....and no doubt for the hero he's looking for...
    Also betcha some Law-enforcement sketch artist would be happy to do a bit of work so's that a sketch can be posted at the Range, and other facilities too.
    Hey, like YO !! Yeah, you !! Come an' git your well-deserved Thanks !!!