Awesome letter in Salt Lake City newspaper


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skinnyguy
April 19, 2007, 08:43 PM
Column in The Salt Lake Tribune (online) http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_5697082

Guns stop killing
Public Forum Letter
Article Last Updated: 04/18/2007 06:35:05 PM MDT


The news media and their fellow "intellectuals" are wringing their hands asking how so many innocent young people could die in a school "protected" by a campus no-weapons policy.
Good thing we had legions of strict state and federal laws in place prohibiting student foreign nationals from possessing handguns, with serial numbers obliterated, on campus. Otherwise, more innocent people might have died at Virginia Tech!
I know, let's make it a state felony to utter the words "gun," "firearm" or "assault rifle" on campus and a federal felony to belong to the NRA! Surely, that will stop the killings!
When will policy makers pull their heads out of that warm, dark place called "political correctness"? How long until they accept the reality that evil will always exist and that it's an abomination to deprive American citizens with clean criminal records of the inalienable right of self-defense?
Our legislators should be commended for refusing to allow the University of Utah to create "gun-free zones" where innocents can be slaughtered like fish in a barrel. Now, when are employers, including the U.S. Postal Service, who create no-weapon policies going to get the clue?

Mitch Vilos
Centerville

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obxned
April 19, 2007, 10:26 PM
Amen!!

bogie
April 19, 2007, 10:41 PM
Guys, keep in mind that we can love this sorta thing to death, but if it isn't on the news pages, it doesn't really count very much. The editorial page is for OPINION, and I dunno about you, but I had a drill sergeant who had a saying about opinions...

It's a start, but we need to try for the news pages.

And maybe the sports pages while we're at it...

Car Knocker
April 19, 2007, 11:10 PM
Mitch Villos is an attorney, active in 2nd Amendment issues and the author of Utah Gun Law and Utah Gun Law II.

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