Tag: gun legislation

Op-ed

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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Guest opinion: Take one small step to prevent gun violence

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. A few years back, I had the opportunity to experience a slice of Canadian gun control first-hand. I was visiting my sister in Ontario for a birthday celebration, and we may have taken the idea of open-door festivities too far because we woke the next morning to

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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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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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Guns in the News: Better UTAH Comments

Guns are in the news a lot these days, and with good reason. But in Utah, there are few voices arguing for a balanced approach to gun legislation. In fact, there is no specific organization focused on tighter gun regulation in Utah–even though many people are upset with concealed carry on our college campuses, the

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