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Letter: Have guns been elevated in our society to the status of a symbol?

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  • Emajor_ Ogden, UT
    March 24, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    The gun has been elevated to more than the status of a symbol. There are enough people in this society who have allowed them to become demigods. The fury and distortion over any perceived sleight or restriction approaches religious zeal. Perhaps the NRA should apply for tax-exempt status as a religious organization. If most of us lived in a world where unregulated firearm possession really did increase the chances of our survival I could understand this disturbing gun worship, but we don't.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 24, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    Guns have become a symbol of status. The status of our national psyche, which is fearful and ruled by extreme ideas, and where thought and insight are absent.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 24, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Excellent letter!

    Among some of my neighbors and some in my own church, guns are not just symbols -- they are GOD.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    March 24, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    Sounds like just more nuttiness from the extreme left.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    Cults love symbols. Something for the devastated right wing literally to hold on to.