Governor Herbert probably noted the other news where two Colorado legislators
(one their Senate President!) were recalled after their anti-gun rights votes
this year.Some rights are more powerful motivators for voters than
others, and I hope that Governor Herbert will come to see that the erroneous
advice he was getting from some politicians should be ignored and that when
Constitutional carry gets passed again, he should sign it. Indeed, he should
lead the efforts to get it passed.Gun control is not crime control,
and law abiding citizens with legally carried guns deter crime. No gun laws yet
have succeeded in disarming criminals, so ignore those who say "just one
more law...."It's not he guns, it's the criminals that
need to be controlled.
Let’s see if I got this straight. The duly-elected Governor of Utah vetoes
a gun permit bill and is asked to meet with the head of the NRA. On his way to
face the Inquisition, the Governor calls it "just a matter of making sure
we're on the same page." He reassures us that the NRA still regards
him as “on the team”. The team? The NRA, who asked for the meeting
does not respond to repeated requests to comment. Have I got it right so far?
Way to avoid the Inquisition, Guv. I wonder how far this well-financed right
wing group of wacko's has to go before we get fed up. After the veto of
common sense legislation in the Congress to register guns and do background
checks, today we go another step in government by special interest. I love how
the NRA can "call up" your governor and you guys think this is OK. I
don't want the NRA or ANYONE ELSE other than voters determining who leads
Oh!Isn't that special!
More proof that sheer stupidity reigns triumphant in Utah.
So eastcoastcougar, anyone that doesn't agree with you is a right wing
wacko? If I'm not mistaken, even you can call the Gov and voice your
OPINION. But would you stop other people or organizations from being able to do
the same thing? Somehow I get the feeling with you it's my way or the
eastcoastcoug may be interested to know that "this well-financed right wing
group of wacko's[sic]" is made up of several million voting citizens,
some of whom even live in Utah! And they're not "right wing" about
anything but the right to keep and bear arms.I'm an NRA Life
Member... and I vote!
Eastcoastcougyou can have your opinion, but I take offense of being called
Has a gun ever discharged without a person pulling the trigger? Has a law
abiding citizen ever become a criminal by pulling the trigger on a gun?
Let's all breath a sigh of relief. You let these voters into the equation
and pretty soon they think they should have something to say about the
state's business, and we just can't have that. It's like Mitt
says: let's just make all the decisions in quiet rooms.
Well, maybe Utah's governor is a bit different from those of other states.
I think I like our governor who can choose to openly meet with the
NRA (or not) a lot better than governors of other states, many of whom are in
jail for corruption, including one from Connecticut.
It sure sounds like the Governor is subservient to the NRA. Who is he supposed
to work for? A special interest group? Remember, gun lovers, how your support
for this special interest lobbying group feeds the beast of government serving
not the people but lobbying groups when the issue is one with which you
disagree. This stuff is disturbing, and if you aren't troubled by it, you
have given up your freedom despite your views on guns.
I feel it is important that we carry our concealed weapon permit with us at all
times. It shows we have taken the course and learned about the necessary things
that we need to know. We took ours in Arizona and I'm so glad we took the
class and the shooting range test. I have to admit I was nervous but passed
everything fine. I'm proud to carry the concealed weapon permit and I hope
to always keep it current. I agree with the decision Governor Herbert made.