Calm legislative session makes some gains

Lawmakers make moves that will impact your family

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    HB76 is very profitable for gun shows and sellers. Dangerous for everyone else. Please veto the bill that will cause reasonable people to leave the State to those obsessed with firearms.

  • pollyd Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    We suspect that many legislators who voted for HB76 have 'followed the money' in campaign donations. It could happen that some legislators will listen to their constituents who prefer more careful gun regulation to be maintained, to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally deranged and felons. To say that those will then steal them is to believe that laws can never be a deterrent.
    Many of our laws are effective. Governor Herbert knows that "best practice," which he wishes for this state requires good gun regulation. This is the way to have effective law enforcement, a necessity for a thriving economy.

  • Captain Green Heber City, UT
    March 17, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    BUT... They should have passed the resolution that would have made it a crime for federal officials to come here and try to enforce unconstitutional restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. That was one of the best pieces of legislation that could have made it though the Utah Congress and the Senate waffled on it. I have a hard time forgiving them for this breach of their duty! Now if the Governor refuses to sign the Constitutional Carry law that did pass both houses, that will send a strong message to gun manufacturers across the nation who might consider moving here, that Utah may not be a safe bet. It appears there are enough votes to override a veto anyway. But we have to project ourselves as strong supporters of liberty and the Constitution! The way to do that is to be firm in our resolve to defend proper governance.

  • perspicacious Salt lake city, Utah
    March 17, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    So they thought it was good session. Baloney. We are still in last place on education expenditures but the legislators give hotels 2.5 mil deduction for shampoos! And they give some anti-wolf lobbyist $300 k for second year when he can't even tell us what he spent the money on last year. What are they thinking? And now every gun nut will strut the streets with his AK-47. And to church?

  • jskains Orem, UT
    March 17, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    It is increasingly frustrating that when people are concerned about how the government is behaving, they are labeled tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists. One wonders how those who were concerned about the newly elected Chancellor Hitler were treated. "hey, this guy wants to suspend democracy and become dictator of Germany!" - "Oh shut up and quit your paranoia..."

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2013 1:42 a.m.

    Speaker Lockhart did a great job as did the entire legislature.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 16, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    @one old man: I wish but they are alive as ever.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 16, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    I hope it's not an illusion, but it almost seems as if this was a much more reasonable and sensible session than most have been recently.

    Did someone put sleeping pills in the Tea Party's tea and tranquilizers in the favorite snacks of the tinfoil hat crowd?

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 16, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    So, we can't take our hands off our wallets until the special session is over.