Tag: Guns

Lawmakers are out of touch on gun safety

Katie Lieberman is an Alliance for a Better Utah board member. Utah lawmakers are clearly out of touch with Utah voters when it comes to suicide prevention. This fact is more evident than ever this legislative session wherein for the third year in a row, despite broad support from communities and stakeholders across the state

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“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.” Theodore Roosevelt It has only been two weeks since thirty-one Americans were brutally murdered and dozens more injured in the senseless mass shootings

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All the things the Utah State Legislature did to your life this year

This article originally appeared on Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — What just happened? The Utah State Legislature just happened! Hard to believe it was 45 days ago that lawmakers opened the 2019 legislative session to protests over their plans to replace Proposition 3, the voter-approved Medicaid-expansion ballot initiative.

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Utah Sen. Mike Lee blocks bill that would prevent access to 3D-printed guns

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee blocked legislation to prohibit blueprints of 3D printed guns from being posted online, and continues to argue that it’s a free speech issue. “When you talk about publishing instructions to do something rather than banning the thing itself, you run into some potential First Amendment problems,” the Utah

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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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Enough is still enough

I will never forget the small, high-pitched voice behind me in the crowd of thousands that tirelessly chanted, “enough is enough.” When chanting had become fatiguing for the adults, that little voice kept going, kept chanting, kept the momentum until the surrounding adults again joined in. The voice didn’t seem to falter or tire; it

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A few years back, for just a few days, I was the owner of a Smith & Wesson® 9mm M&P semi-automatic pistol. The M&P stands for military and police, and according to online product descriptions, Smith & Wesson “had law enforcement and the military in mind” when they designed this popular series of firearms. But

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Should We Arm Teachers?

On February 12th, junior high students experienced a soft lockdown due to a threat of an armed suspect within proximity to Granite Park Junior High. The next day, a former Granite Park student was gunned down walking home from an alternative school not far from the junior high. Faculty were informed of his injury-related death

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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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