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Rep. Chaffetz speech gets big cheer at RNC — from Utahns

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  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    "...“He said, ‘Does this make you uncomfortable?’ I said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Is that a Glock?’ And he said yes. A 26? And he said yes. A 9mm? He said yes. And I said, ‘Great gun for a woman. That’s exactly what I carry.’ That’s why this is home.”...".

    "Happiness is a warm gun", is the title of the new political documentary staring mia love.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Wow, gun knowledge is going to save America.
    Kinda ironic that careless gunplay, nearly burnt Saratoga Springs up, and the evil feds had to step-in.
    I believe it was school trust land that was burned up too, just like she wants to do with public schools.

    Too funny.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    Re: Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    "Wow, gun knowledge is going to save America."

    I don't see anything funny about it, and neither did Deanna Patrick. Deanna Patrick, a 32-year old Dallas, Texas woman, called 911 on August 17th begging for help while her ex husband was beating her. Police did respond ..... 2 days later. They found her deceased in the bathtub of her residence.

    Had she gone for her handgun like the home owner in Springville did she'd still be alive today. The only thing I find humorous is people that don't understand the concept of police response time.

    Note to our anti 2nd Amendment friends: In all fairness it doesn't usually take police 2 days to respond to a 911 call. They always will, however, have time to put up crime scene tape and take photos of the deceased.

  • gatsby Murray, utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Ms. Love's position on guns has made me very hesitant to vote for her

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    I'm warm and fuzzy all over now!

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    Busch Gardens is really fun.... just sayin'.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:19 a.m.

    Hope she does not try to bring it into the convention center.

    No handguns are allowed in.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Rifleman so your answer is after getting rid of the EPA, we should get rid of the police and arm everybody cause the police are only good at "putting up crime scene tape and taking photos of the deceased."

    What I find humorous is her hypocrisy.

    Not your story of how a gun could have "saved the day," cause I could find a dozen more where some gun lovers children were the enemy in the home of an indiscriminate gun.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    Hope the does not try to bring it into the Republican National Convention.

    They have banned handguns. (as well as umbrellas)

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    JoeBlow
    "Hope she does not try to bring it into the convention center.
    No handguns are allowed in."

    What about high powered rifles like the ones folks brought to Obama speeches by patriots, or don't they actually trust everybody being armed make everyone safer, where's the consistency?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    Re: Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    "we should get rid of the police and arm everybody cause the police are only good at ...."

    No, only a fool would make that suggestion. The intelligent man however knows and understands the limitations placed on the police.

    On June 2008 the Supreme Court ruled that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.

    And no, those of us with concealed carry permits have no absolutely no intention of saving your day. We expect you to use a cell phone when your life or the life of a loved one is on the line.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 28, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    "....I said, ‘Is that a Glock?’ And he said yes. A 26? And he said yes. A 9mm? He said yes. And I said, ‘Great gun for a woman. That’s exactly what I carry.’ That’s why this is home."

    I suppose every politician needs to sound like one of the down home folks when out on the campaign trail. But if Mia Love aspires to legislate in Washington, she should more depth to her than a giddy fascination with firearms.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 28, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Rifleman, I fully support gun owners who are competent people who make a habit of honing their skills on the range. I certainly know people that make me feel safer knowing that they are carrying. I also know some that are always packing, but lack the maturity to grasp the magnitude of the power that they hold. They scare the heck out of me.

    However, when the guy went walking around the Provo Mall last year with a rifle, or when the guy showed up at a political rally with a gun strapped to his leg in full view, the 2nd Amendment people fully supported them.

    Yes, I am also sure that they are the minority of gun owners but that is the time to stand up against that kind of mentality, whether or not it was legal.

    Gun advocates should be much more vocal in policing their own.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Re: JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    " .... However, when the guy went walking around the Provo Mall last year with a rifle, ... "

    Yes, you absolutely correct, and every responsible gun owner fully agrees with you. The man in the Provo Mall you mentioned does not represent your typical gun owner. Truth be known your typical gun owner with a concealed carry permit leaves his or her handgun home the vast majority of the time because they are heavy and poke the person carrying it in the ribs or back. They have no intention or secret dream of saving the world from some crazed moviegoer.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    "At a cellphone store, Love said she spotted a man openly carrying a gun in a holster and couldn't stop staring.
    'He said, Does this make you uncomfortable?' I said, No. And I said, 'Is that a Glock?' And he said 'yes. A 26?' And he said yes. 'A 9mm?' He said yes. And I said, Great gun for a woman. That's exactly what I carry. That's why this is home.

    Glad to see we're in agreement Rifleman, Mia's patting a man (Just like the Provo Mall Guy) on the back for flaunting his weapons in public to get a reaction, why else ask 'Does this make you uncomfortable?'

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 28, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    If carrying a Glock 9mm is what makes this home for Mia Love, her view of what America is about is vacuous for someone who wants to be a Federal lawmaker. I know I'm raining on her parade on the day she's the toast of the town in Tampa but when she gets back home, she might want to beef up her resume with an evening adult education course in American civics.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    It is laughable to read some of these comments. Craig Clark, Happy Valley, it is comical to read these post. I love how you assume your knowledge of the incident reported here, it was a related story. Yet, you assume Mrs. Love has a "Giddy Fascination" about firearms, because she strikes up a casual conversation about a mans weapon and right to bear arms. You call her a "Hypocrite", and why actually? She supports our 2nd Amendment rights, where is the hypocrisy? And Happy is comparing out right murder, with a fire caused by a target shooter in Saratoga Springs. Even your left winger saviors are alright with target shooting. The big race to ban and chase for gun control by even you left wingers is the killing of innocent people. At least that is the cry every time something bad happens. Hypocrisy Happy? Choose the side you would like to be on, don't just throw things out because it sounds cool in your own mind. You just went backwards about your own stance. Fire and Murder are not equal. Plus the target shooter reported the fire and took responsibility for it. Murderers don't do that.

  • Well Read SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    Romney and the republicans seem to forget who started two unfunded wars and passed an unfunded prescription drug bill. Does anyone think that Obama if at fault for almost 8 years of unfunded wars before he was elected president?

    How much of the national debt occurred when George W was the president?

    It seems to me that the republicans have not told "the rest of the story."

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 4:15 p.m.

    @Well Read

    In response to your handle. I guess not so much. I guess you were one of those un-americans who thought it alright to sit back and let someone invade our land. You felt that justice should not be served, because it was, as you say "unfunded". You say that the republicans have not told "the rest of the story"......

    Why don't we have a conversation about ear-marks. You dems are dang good at hiding those on page 1000 of a bill. Why don't the dems "tell the rest of the story". We all would love to hear about all the tax increases and cuts from all the other things you promise only to be moot because of your thousands of ear marks.

    And in regards to the national debt. It has doubled under Obama, can't blame that on a war, it is a small piece for the justification of America. If you are unhappy with unfunded wars, Afghanastan is always looking for new residents.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    UtahBruin,

    "....you assume Mrs. Love has a "Giddy Fascination" about firearms, because she strikes up a casual conversation about a mans weapon and right to bear arms. You call her a "Hypocrite", and why actually?"

    You have me confused with someone else on the second score. I didn't call her a hypocrite. But based on her own words as quoted by the Deseret News, she did strike me as having a giddy fascination with firearms. Somewhat in the intellectual tradition of Sarah Palin.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    And here he is!

    The DuKakis convert from his playing days at BYU kicking field goals.

    Now he belongs to the "true" political religion!

    The Tea Party!

    Too bad his new religion is going out of style already.

    Not really.

    I mean, the "too bad" part.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Someone should remind the GOP Speakers that, "they did not build it," the strength of this nation's economic strength waa built on the free Slave labor.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Liberal philosophy has ruined the economy where they used to live,-so many have moved to Utah.

    Many immigrants move here, because of corrupt leaders making life difficult in their native country. So what do they do here?---Vote in more corrupt leaders, and now our country is declining.

    Some people never learn.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    Bruin -- did you know that Ron Paul has one of the highest totals of EARMARKS in Texas? That's right. He sticks them into bills, that he knows he won't vote for.
    In Utah, Rob Bishop is our King of Pork.

    That Bridge to Nowhere? Palin kept the money.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    @ JoeBlow 11:23 a.m. Aug. 28, 2012

    The GOP abandoned common sense and rational thought yrs ago.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    @ worf 5:40 p.m. Aug. 28, 2012

    There is corruption here too.

    A serpent in the garden... nah!!? Impossible.

  • HCB63 Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2012 10:44 p.m.

    Chaffetz...ignored by the majority of the Convention delegates. Absolutely hilarious! I'm still chuckling...

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    Re: Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    "Someone should remind the GOP Speakers that, "they did not build it," the strength of this nation's economic strength waa built on the free Slave labor."

    Yes, someone should remind the voters of the liberal's opinion on who built our nation.
    Who better to carry that message than Mr. Obama. Of course even he would reject your claim.

  • Utah Businessman Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    I would again remind the liberals posting here that Utah, which is governed almost entirely by conservatives (some of them Democrats) is one of the most economically sound states in the union.
    Isn't that surprising!