Tag: 2nd amendment

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up – August 17

Wednesday Addams – I mean, Madison – here to bring another midweek pick-me-up in the form of political cartoons. Regardless of the content below, which mainly consists of Trump cartoons, I hope you will find some joy in them. (And if it’s not clear, I’m a huge fan of Pat Bagley. So don’t be surprised

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Bad case of deja vu over gun legislation

We’re experiencing a case of deja vu at the legislature.** Two years ago, former Uintah County Representative, John Mathis, proposed HB76, a bill that would allow anyone who legally owned a gun in Utah, to carry that weapon concealed. Regardless of whether or not they had a concealed carry permit. The bill was opposed by the

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2nd Amendment takes down the 1st, again

By now everyone has heard of the threat made against Anita Sarkeesian, an online gaming critic who was scheduled to speak at Utah State University. According to Utah law, university officials cannot bar attendees from open-carrying weapons into any public venue, in this case, a public university. Fearing for her safety and uncomfortable with the

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Petition launched, Statement on HB76 – Changes to concealed carry law

Salt Lake City — The Utah State Legislature voted against the majority of Utahns who favor responsible second amendment rights early Wednesday morning by passing HB76, Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, has issued the following statement: “There was never a clearer example of our state

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RadioWest: Considering Guns on Utah’s Capitol Hill

Earlier this week RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio hosted a show about the many gun bills winding their way through the state legislature. Alliance for a Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of four guests who discussed why the bills are being heard and their likelihood of passing. Listen to the entire show here.

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Reason may yet prevail in gun debate

Last week was a big week for gun laws at the legislature.  On Wednesday, five bills were heard during House committee hearings. I attended the hearing for HB76 (this bill would change concealed carry law to allow for guns to be carried without a concealed carry permit) and HB114 (the Second Amendment Preservation Act). My

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Press statement on today’s gun legislation

Salt Lake City — Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, issued the following statement after a series of gun bills were considered at the Utah State Legislature today. “The state legislature heard a series of bills today that seriously infringe upon the right of Utahns to live safe, productive and

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Beyond the gun culture

Better UTAH Director of Communications Isaac Holyoak recently spoke out on gun violence in America in an OpEd in the Salt Lake Tribune: There are some who would prefer to see those thousands of shootings as isolated, random occurrences. A man in Connecticut picks up a gun on the same day as an unknown assailant

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