Gun control fears help fuel windfall to state fund

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  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Feb. 24, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    Ok liberals, lets think about this for a minute.

    Your solution to solving gun violence is to put up "Gun Free Zones" everywhere, and to make it more difficult to buy guns.

    So far the result of your plans has been to give crazy people areas with little resistance. Nearly all of the mass shootings over the past 10 years have been in the Gun Free zones. Those zones are like advertising that your home is unlocked, unoccupied, and full of goodies for thieves.

    How many times do you hear of gun stores being robbed? How many times do we read about people with CC permits stopping crazy people before a situation turns into a mass shooting?

    With all of failures in the liberal plans to disarm the public and advertisement, why do they keep following that idea?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 24, 2014 8:11 a.m.


    According to a UN report, eighty percent of the worlds military weapons, originally came from our country.

    Recently, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexican Cartels, India, South Korea, etc,- have received tanks, fighter jets, and helicopters from the USA.

    So why gun control for American citizens who want protection?

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Feb. 23, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    People are really easily influenced. Social engineering is real, it's proven by marketing that creates billion dollar industries for stuff you don't even need.

    The internet is a huge social engineering enabler and the more we get "hooked up" to the internet more hours a day, the more we will be subtly programmed with predictable results. All it takes are hundreds and thousands of small suggestions by sources you "trust" and they get the results they want.

    In this century, slavery will be digitized.

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Feb. 23, 2014 11:59 a.m.

    I love reading the comments from gun controllers; they still seem incapable of grasping why people continue to buy guns despite the stern warnings from their betters in the Media and the Democrat Party (redundancy alert).

    The reason why people continue to buy guns and ammunition by the bushel is because when push comes to shove EVERYONE knows deep down inside you can't trust the police to protect you. I've seen this firsthand; since Obama was elected I have had two co-workers -- both liberal Obama-supporters -- come to me and ask about how they could buy a gun. For them, their political fantasies didn't match hard reality.

    Liberals don't hate guns; they just hate the fact the average American is allowed to own them.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 23, 2014 8:27 a.m.

    If you don't like your neighbor to have a gun, move to Chicago where the strictest gun control laws exist. You will be safe there, right?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2014 7:23 a.m.

    Do we really want gun obsessors with radical agenda's to get more paranoid?

  • Idahoan138 Pocatello, ID
    Feb. 22, 2014 6:13 p.m.

    @ atl134

    2nd Amendment as in "the right of British subjects (Geo. Washington, Continental Army, etc.) to fire on their own British Army in a bid for liberty and against tyranny".

    Are you glad the aforementioned British subjects won?

    @ Tumbleweed

    Excellent point re: local law enforcement, at least in Utah / Idaho / Wyoming / etc. I know many law enforcement here that would agree with you.

    In Chicago, New York, D.C., etc. - - hmmmmm.

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 4:55 p.m.

    There was no fear mongering about it. If you look at Nancy Pelosi's, Joe Biden and others proposals it was totally justified.The nice thing about it is the market has pretty much saturated and the prices are coming down again. Since the prices are down, I'm going to add a couple more rifles to my arsenal.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 4:00 p.m.

    I chose to keep my family and our guests safer and not put a gun into our house. The facts overwhelmingly back me up. The NRA and gun manufacturers promote fear, to sell more guns, make more money, and in the end, kill more innocent people.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 1:35 p.m.

    This happens every time a Democrat is elected to office. It isn't an Obama bump, it is the inanity bump. People are susceptible to fear-mongering and paranoia is the result. I know people on welfare (food stamps and medicaid and disability) who seem to always have an extra several hundred dollars around to keep buying more and more guns for their weapons cache. I guess they want to protect their government welfare.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 1:08 p.m.

    @ My2Cents

    Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure that insurrection is the worst argument you can use against gun control....

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 22, 2014 11:38 a.m.

    This is the problem when you elect a fanatical President like Barack Obama. The people begin to fear and so they feel the need to do radical things, like load up on weapons.
    We need to elect moderate people who makes us feel like the only counter to them is something radical and possibly deadly.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    Two cents is about what the paranoia of the extreme right is worth. Trouble is, it's a frightening threat to our nation's security.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 10:05 a.m.


    You are correct that the first and most important purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to deter tyranny. However, please take note that it was our 28 of 29 Utah Sheriffs (your county's sheriff abstaining) that sent a letter to President Obama saying if he ever tried to disarm Utahns, they would preserve Utahn's right to keep and bear arms with their lives.

    So instead of lumping all Utah law enforcement into one category as a threat, perhaps it would be wise to identify those law enforcement officers near you who think as you do - and in my experience, most do - and build bridges with them rather than burning them. A large percentage of our military members believe the way we do as well.

    Citizens should be accumulating the most effective "equipment" that is legal to own so that if the day ever comes when we have to defend our country from tyranny, we, the people, are not at a disadvantage. AR-15s, the price of which has declined since the initial panic, would be a good place for every family to start. Speak softly, vote wisely and CARRY A BIG STICK! Your brother in arms, Tumbleweed

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    I fully support second amendment rights but I think the fear mongering often used to sale and justify more guns is disgraceful.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    "It should be a warning to all police agency's, swat teams, and legislators that we mean business and we will defend our property and rights to the death. "

    2nd Amendment = capacity to threaten cops and soldiers if deemed necessary?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 8:47 a.m.

    Ignorance breeds fear. Fear leads to all kinds of irrational behavior.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 22, 2014 3:05 a.m.

    While politicians and socialist organizations like the Republicans and Democrats and illegal aliens want to pretend and think this upward mobilizations of citizen preparing and organizing to fight for their country no gun control laws will ever become enforceable by police or local government. We people are the government and the power.

    We are not arming because of school shootings, or street shootings, or home invasion or fear of gun controls, we are arming ourselves because politicians have become a threat to our lives and liberties and freedoms. It should be a warning to all police agency's, swat teams, and legislators that we mean business and we will defend our property and rights to the death.

    Its not about violence or mass killing, its about freedom and patriotism and the Constituent and people of the republic in control of their own lives and destiny. We now know that oppression is destroying the unity of the american people. Guns are bringing us together and uniting us in ways the government can't even conceive. Our forefathers created America and they did get it right and there is nothing wrong with our culture and constitution.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Feb. 22, 2014 1:42 a.m.

    The best type of gun control consists of the grip, breathing, trigger squeeze and sight picture. It works every time.