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Katie Matheson: Gatekeepers at the Capitol stop popular bills

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. There are gatekeepers at work in Utah’s government, working behind the scenes to make or break legislation. Some of the bills being held back by these gatekeepers are broadly supported by Utahns, but the guardians of conservative ideology on the Hill are keeping these bills from seeing the light of day

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March for Our Lives and march to the polls

On February 14th, 2018, the entire nation was shaken, once again, with the news of another fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The shooter ultimately killed 17 people with a legally purchased, 223-caliber AR-15 rifle. While this storyline seemed all too familiar, what happened next ignited a counter revolution, nationwide, led by America’s next generation

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Utah’s suicide epidemic calls for gun regulations

As a college student who has never handled a gun, firearms play an unusual role in my education. Last spring my roommate came into my room to show me a social media post about a shooting planned to occur on our campus the next day. By the time I got up the following morning, text

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It’s Time to Discuss Gun Control

The nation is in terror after what happened in Las Vegas this week. 64-year-old Stephen Paddock shot and killed at least 59 people and injured 500 more. This event is being called the deadliest shooting in recent US history. Across the internet, pictures and videos of victims of this man’s gunfire depict the gruesome consequences

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Better Utah to Screen Documentary – 91% – at the Impact Hub

Source: UtahPolicy.com The Alliance for a Better Utah, as part of the monthly “Movies That Matter” series hosted in partnership with the Impact Hub, will screen the documentary, 91%, on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:30 PM. 91% is a film that explores the discrepancy between the public’s 91% support for universal background checks when purchasing guns and Congress’

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Gun control debate heats up after Orlando shooting

Source: Fox 13 News Here in Utah, it’s not hard to get your hands on a gun. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder would know. “Unless you have an active legal prohibition or you are openly stated mentally ill, you are going to get a firearm and you will get any firearm that is manufactured

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Alliance for a Better UTAH Responds to NRA Press Conference

Salt Lake City — Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, released the following statement this morning, responding to the National Rifle Association’s press conference: “Keep the NRA out of our schools. Qualified professionals in public safety are better equipped to make plans to protect our children, not the gun-selling, gun-toting

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 29 – December 18, 2012

A shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. The killing of children and teachers in Connecticut is beyond our ability to fully grasp. But acknowledging the tragedy of violence does not mean we are powerless to do anything about it. While holding candlelight vigils is a thoughtful and important

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