Got ahold of my state rep and senator and expressed my opinion last night on any gun laws.
Here is what I sent:
I want to convey my opinion on the recent shootings and those calling for Gun Control in this State.
As the old phrase says Guns Don’t Kill People.
They do not and even though the Press Nationally and Locally is playing up the Emotion on the recent shootings we must stand our ground.
No gun law would have stopped what happened.
Red Flag Laws would not have helped stop these people either.
Mentally ill people we have experienced as of late hid in the open for many years with both Law Enforcement and Government officials taking no action.
We need to take measures to identify these people with evil intent; but not at the expense of everyone else.
Gun Bans, Magazine Bans, Semi Auto Vans, Universal Background Checks, and Red Flag Laws would not have stopped any of the events that occurred.
We need to invest in educating the people to recognize other people with these illness problems and remove the stigma of seeking help.
Arming Citizens, and removing Gun Free zones is the way to stop the violence.
Education is the way to Prevent the violence.
I got a response today from my Representative stating:
I couldn’t agree with you more. We fought off all the bad bills this year, I hope we can do it again next year.
So they listen and I have a very Pro Gun Rep that is always great to respond.
My Senator has yet to respond but I am sure he will be Pro Gun as he has in the past.
The System Works if you use it.
Utah has passed laws that negate Federal Laws if we determine them to be unconstitutional or anti bill of rights.
So I urge you folks to write your Local State Reps now.
So if the Feds do cave in; then at least your State can take on the fight in round two.