Lawmakers make moves that will impact your family
So, we can't take our hands off our wallets until the special session is
I hope it's not an illusion, but it almost seems as if this was a much more
reasonable and sensible session than most have been recently.Did
someone put sleeping pills in the Tea Party's tea and tranquilizers in the
favorite snacks of the tinfoil hat crowd?
@one old man: I wish but they are alive as ever.
Speaker Lockhart did a great job as did the entire legislature.
It is increasingly frustrating that when people are concerned about how the
government is behaving, they are labeled tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists. One
wonders how those who were concerned about the newly elected Chancellor Hitler
were treated. "hey, this guy wants to suspend democracy and become dictator
of Germany!" - "Oh shut up and quit your paranoia..."
So they thought it was good session. Baloney. We are still in last place on
education expenditures but the legislators give hotels 2.5 mil deduction for
shampoos! And they give some anti-wolf lobbyist $300 k for second year when he
can't even tell us what he spent the money on last year. What are they
thinking? And now every gun nut will strut the streets with his AK-47. And to
BUT... They should have passed the resolution that would have made it a crime
for federal officials to come here and try to enforce unconstitutional
restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. That was one of the best
pieces of legislation that could have made it though the Utah Congress and the
Senate waffled on it. I have a hard time forgiving them for this breach of
their duty! Now if the Governor refuses to sign the Constitutional Carry law
that did pass both houses, that will send a strong message to gun manufacturers
across the nation who might consider moving here, that Utah may not be a safe
bet. It appears there are enough votes to override a veto anyway. But we have
to project ourselves as strong supporters of liberty and the Constitution! The
way to do that is to be firm in our resolve to defend proper governance.
We suspect that many legislators who voted for HB76 have 'followed the
money' in campaign donations. It could happen that some legislators will
listen to their constituents who prefer more careful gun regulation to be
maintained, to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally deranged and felons.
To say that those will then steal them is to believe that laws can never be a
deterrent. Many of our laws are effective. Governor Herbert knows
that "best practice," which he wishes for this state requires good gun
regulation. This is the way to have effective law enforcement, a necessity for
a thriving economy.
HB76 is very profitable for gun shows and sellers. Dangerous for everyone else.
Please veto the bill that will cause reasonable people to leave the State to
those obsessed with firearms.