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Lawmakers must do more to prevent gun violence

Firearms are the leading cause of death among children and teens in Utah. This disturbing fact underscores the need for more effective gun control laws in our state. However, due to a twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment, our state lawmakers refuse to act on gun violence prevention. Instead of continuing to move in the

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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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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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