Layton police arrest man suspected of shooting 2 brothers, leaving 1 dead

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 13, 2019 9:05 a.m.

    @ no names

    "And I can all but guarantee he didn't buy the gun from a dealer or from a gun show. He obtained it in the same way he would obtain illegal drugs."

    I agree...this was probably a gun that someone once obtained legally, but fell into the wrong hands illegally.

    The truth is, every gun in America started its life story with a legal purchase. Yet somehow it went on to be used in a crime.

    Thus we can see that there is no way to guarantee that a gun will not be used in a crime, no matter if it was legally obtained or not. That's why the only solution is a complete and total eradication of all guns from the country. Thank you for supporting my viewpoint!

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 7:36 a.m.

    Why was this guy out of jail?
    Why do prosecutors plea everything?
    This guy is exactly who should have been doing hard time. We were let down by local prosecutors.

  • desert dweller SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:03 p.m.

    Well when we have laws that are not being enforced because everybody cries foul when a police officer does his job..
    and then when a politician wants a law enforced that politician is branded as a racist and bigot and hater..
    We have all these constitutional experts claiming criminals rights are being violated
    and you have to deal with all political correctness whining ...

    all in all . we got what we made

  • JSB , 00
    Feb. 12, 2019 10:03 p.m.

    His record of violent behavior is a mile long and yet he still wasn't in prison. Why do we have to wait until some crazy kills someone before he might get a longer prison sentence?

  • Chessermesser West Valley City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 9:32 p.m.

    He took the life of a young man, close to HS graduation. I hope the killer spends the next 40-50 in prison.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 8:41 p.m.

    No Names got it right.
    We don't need more laws, we need to enforce the ones we have.

    If the career criminals were all permanently in prison instead of merely visiting for a day or two in an endless "catch and release" cycle society would be a whole lot safer. We probably would need fewer cops and they could meet new criminals instead of wasting time repeatedly arresting a handful of perps who commit lots of crimes.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 5:22 p.m.

    Yet again, we have a prohibited person committing a violent crime with a gun after violating existing laws banning him from having a gun in the first place. And I can all but guarantee he didn't buy the gun from a dealer or from a gun show. He obtained it in the same way he would obtain illegal drugs.

    We don't have a gun problem or even a gun violence problem in this nation. We have a violent criminal problem.

    Even when a person is in State custody 24/7 for some period of time, the trained experts seem to be unable to reliably predict who will be violent in the future vs who won't. Either that, or they are releasing people they know will be violent.

    Against this backdrop, we have demands for criminal justice "reform" with shorter sentences. Don't be surprised and don't come looking to infringe my rights, when the end result of this "reform" turns out to be increases in violent crimes committed by repeat offenders.