Tag: Guns

Gun designer’s dying words give pause for reflection

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– The man who created the AK-47 is in the news again this week. Not for the weapon he developed decades ago, or for his death last month, but for his apparent remorse. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who developed the

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U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-tea party

Better UTAH Communications Director Isaac Holyoak published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend in which he argues Lee’s voting record on guns is indicative of Lee’s ideological distaste for the 17th Amendment. From labor laws that made safer workplaces, to banking regulations designed to curb the influence of big money, to

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RadioWest: Considering Guns on Utah’s Capitol Hill

Earlier this week RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio hosted a show about the many gun bills winding their way through the state legislature. Alliance for a Better UTAH’s own Maryann Martindale was one of four guests who discussed why the bills are being heard and their likelihood of passing. Listen to the entire show here.

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Our love affair with guns

Let’s face it. In this country we have a love affair with guns. Several bills this session highlight this gun obsession, but one in particular deserves more substantive consideration. HB76, sponsored by Rep. John Mathis (Vernal), otherwise known as Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments, would remove the need for a permit in order to carry a

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OpEd – Guns and Insider Trading

By Alliance for a Better UTAH’s Founder, Josh Kanter Does the balance of personal and societal interests require compromising your principles? In the case of gun regulation, a comparison to insider trading shows that it does not. With the Aurora, Colo., and Sikh Temple shootings, we’ve seen a return to the gun regulation debate. At

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