It's Time to Protect the 2nd
Earlier this week, the Deseret News published an
opinion editorial that I wrote to start a discussion on the gun control
bills that have been proposed in the Senate. This article has
generated a lot of discussion about the importance of our 2nd Amendment
rights and the problems with universal background checks. According to
the statistics on the Deseret News site, the article has been shared
almost 30,000 times on Facebook and other social networks. I wanted
to make sure that as many Utahns as possible are participating in
this important debate about our constitutional
If you haven't read this article yet, here is an excerpt:
As Congress begins to consider new gun
legislation this spring, it's important for citizens and lawmakers to keep
two basic facts in mind.
Gun control isn't about guns �
it's about control. And the right to bear arms isn't about the arms �
it's about the right.
These facts may be ignored in
Washington, D.C., where there is no hunting to speak of, and every government
building is protected by armed guards. They are not lost on the
American people, however.
They understand that the Second
Amendment is of a piece with the rest of the Constitution � written to
protect the rights Americans require to live in the kind of nation we
have chosen to be.
You can read the rest of the article
Please share it with your friends and family to encourage them to
become part of this debate.
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focused on 2nd Amendment
On Wednesday April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
MST, I will be holding my next "Let's Talk" Tele-townhall event.
This event will be held in the middle of the week when the Senate
is likely to be debating several gun control proposals. I would
like to focus a portion of this event's discussions on issues related
to these gun control proposals. If you would like to participate
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