Bill seeks to keep gun enforcement under state purview

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    Where are all the right-wing regulars who are constitutional experts? Let's see you guys defend this. This is a representative of your party. I wonder how long I'll have to wait....

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    So are we going to waste more taxpayer money with yet another moronic message bill?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    Article IV Section 10 of the Utah Constitution - the Oath of Office for the Utah Legislature:

    All officers made elective or appointive by this Constitution or by the laws made in pursuance thereof, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this State, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.["]

    I don't see where it says "except the parts I don't like."

    Did I miss it in there?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 3:50 a.m.

    Very good Maudine, it duplicates my comment with very similar attributes. The only law for gun control is already written and no further changes by state and federal government are authorized now or ever.

    The rights are already established by the Constitution and its belongs to the people, not any government. Other people do not have the right to abridge the rights of any other citizen as well.

    The FBI has established rules limiting the possession of more deadly automatic guns and bombs, cannons, and explosive military weapons that have been working well though even those are questionably. The FBI also regulates by laws the manufacture and distribution of all guns and documenting distributing guns across borders and interstate.

    Past crimes or mental condition laws are illegal and unconstitutional, it time of war or conflict, everyone has a right to defend themselves and own or posses a gun. If you don't believe in our rights, just leave the country.

    Freedom is not free or cheap and it will always cost lives even in times of peace and law and order. We just have to live with that or give in to dictators, despots, and anarchy across the country.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:12 p.m.

    US Constitution, Article 6, Clause 2: "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

    If you think Congress has passed an unconstitutional law, there is a proper way to deal with that - you don't get to violate the Constitution in return.

    I think we need a law that puts the Legislature on the hook for unconstitutional laws instead of taxpayers.