Tag: NRA

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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#Enough

“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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It’s Time to Discuss Gun Control

The nation is in terror after what happened in Las Vegas this week. 64-year-old Stephen Paddock shot and killed at least 59 people and injured 500 more. This event is being called the deadliest shooting in recent US history. Across the internet, pictures and videos of victims of this man’s gunfire depict the gruesome consequences

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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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