Gov. Herbert to meet with NRA leaders in Washington, D.C.

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  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    If you are not a member or supporter of the NRA you will have trouble figuring out their objectives and what they contribute to gun safety and crime prevention. Most of the anti gunners make their comments and judgments on second hand information from non gun owners and the liberal media.

    The NRA has it's place and it is primarily with gun owners and personal and public safety for every citizen. A trained and informed gun owner backed up by NRA training is a citizen who will be more responsible for the safe handling of his weapons and the safety of those around him. Wayne LaPierre does a great job in promoting gun safety, ownership, and doing the job he is hired to do, run the NRA and keep it on track as the No.1 organization which promotes gun safety, crime prevention, and law enforcement for gun owners and the general public. Be thankful for his long tenure with the NRA and the contribution he makes.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Gov. Herbert has been pretty good on gun rights, and sees the difference between the need to control criminal actions and the knee-jerk anti gun hysteria pushed by liberal bent on restricting rights (such as Mayor Becker and especially Salt Lake Police Chief "California" Burbank!)

    It should be a good meeting, and I hope that the NRA can convince Gov. Herbert that his veto of "Constitutional Carry" was a mistake and that signing would not have endangered anyone or limited the ability to prosecute our (too numerous) criminals.

    "It's not the guns, it's the criminals!"

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    Re: ". . . don't start calling me anti-gun. Call me pro-sensible controls on deadly weapons."

    That's just liberal newspeak for, "I'm anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment."

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 10:12 a.m.

    They should include in the next round of pro gun legislation allowing dueling with guns in the street, before 10:00 PM.

  • redshirt007 tranquility base, 00
    Sept. 10, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    They'll probably try to talk him into saying he want's to limit gun ownership in some way just to throw gasoline on the gun hoarding. Great for business. I'd be surprised if the NRA doesn't support a lot of democrats.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    AP/ September 9, 2013
    Iowa law allows gun permits for the blind

    Awe, the lack of intelligence in gun fanatics knows no bounds, perhaps the NRA wants to make sure the blind can shoot at noises in Utah too.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    This will be very interesting to watch. First, I admire Herbert's courage in making that veto and standing up strong against the pro-gun nut cases.

    I hope that he will now find the courage to stand strong against the pressures from the NRA and continue to use good sense when it comes to holding fast on this.

    I am NOT anti-gun or anti Second Amendment. But I AM very much in favor of a little good sense. I wore gun to work for several years and enjoyed hunting and target shooting when I was younger, so don't start calling me anti-gun. Call me pro-sensible controls on deadly weapons.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 10, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Sounds as though this need not be a very long meeting. The NRA will no doubt remind the Gov of its approach to everything ("more guns=good, anything else=bad") but what can they do? Threaten him with competition from the Right? Threaten to endorse a gun-toting Democrat to be named later? Both seem unlikely given the state's one-party status. If the NRA wants to talk to Herbert, they should send someone to SLC.