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Better UTAH Beat Episode 34 – January 29, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on January 29, 2013. ——- Last Saturday over a thousand Utahns gathered at the state capitol in support of the unregulated right to bear arms. The event was held in response to President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s calls for stricter

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A Trip to the Gun Show

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 8, 2013. —— The smell of warm candied almonds wafted through the north wing of the South Towne Expo Center this weekend as families wandered from exhibit to exhibit. But these families weren’t at the Festival Trees, they were at

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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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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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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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