In every country where anti-gun laws have taken the rights of citizens to carry their own firearm or even have one in their home, crime rates have increased as well as the tyranny of their government.
In the minutes of response time for law-enforcement to respond to a 911 call, criminals with guns or other weapons, can and do wreak havoc upon law-abiding citizens who have been rendered helpless by the people who disarm them for “safety’s” sake.
In gun-free zones, people who ignore the laws find a treasure trove of victims because no-one can effectively fight back.
It doesn’t mean that you have a vigilante society but it does mean that you have a vigilant society. Respect for the use of weapons is learned and disrespect for the unarmed is also learned.
As for your statement “statistics clearly show that the per capita gun violence increases when the the number of individuals carrying guns increases”…Hmmm not so much JRook. Your statement is incorrect and the stats not credible.
Lastly, many, many college students are adults, retired military, mature, and already allowed to vote, serve their country, consume alcohol, take out loans…in other words participate in adult activities and according to you suddenly irresponsible even if they’ve been properly trained in the use and safety of gun ownership. You make no sense at all and are clearly anti second amendment. The American founders were clear, responsible and wise when they included the Constitutional 2nd amendment.
 April 6, 2015 at 7:24pm
Perhaps you read a different open letter to Mr. Obama from this coach than I did. The teacher’s comments were referencing Mr. Obama’s claims of Muslim history in the US. The Iranians were allies of Germany and Italy during the second WW and have, in the cases cited, shown that they are more negative in their relationship with the US than positive.
This teacher under the Constitution has the right to free speech but not, apparently, at the school. (Schools these days have become tyrants who limit freedom of thought and speech) He did not attack Muslims students verbally or otherwise which seems to indicate that he was asking the President of the USA to defend himself on the question, NOT his students. He shouldn’t have been fired or in any way disciplined because he did nothing wrong.
JRook…you unfortunately are the real bigot.
 April 2, 2015 at 7:03am
Whoa!! I’m so-o-o-o-o-o-o surprised!! The Holder justice department won’t indict? My my my…who would have thought?
If anyone thought that there would have been an indictment then I’d have to ask what they’re smoking. Washington doesn’t believe in truth or following the laws so this was a no brainer.
 April 2, 2015 at 6:57am
We have been more interested in obtaining the freedom of a deserter than of a citizen with a solid military record who is held unjustly. It makes no sense but that’s the agenda of this administration. Laws are ignored, allies are shunned and enemies embraced, citizens are reviled and spied upon, gov’t programs are used to limit freedom and persecute opposition and the mainstream media is used as a willing advocate of all of this. The rest of us are compelled to fight the good fight against what is fast becoming a soft dictatorship.
 April 1, 2015 at 1:10pm
Good people do good things for others without a government edict. Always nice to see.
 March 29, 2015 at 8:03pm
Distasteful comments following a tragedy. Can’t we find a kind and respectful way to comment on news?
Asking for tasteful or respectful comments here is like asking for super-powers.
It's just not going to happen.
Here, the death of "certain" people is rejoiced.
Here, suggesting that Democrats and those that support gay marriage should be used as "target practice" is thought of as a good idea.
Here, when all 7 of a man's children die in a house fire it's common place to blame it on drugs or black people before the facts are known.
Here, blind followers and hatred for anyone not like you rules the day.
Sadly, this is what the new batch of Republicans what to call the "middle ground".
 March 29, 2015 at 7:57pm
As a matter of fact this is not opening the door to discrimination against LGBT but closing the door against discrimination of Christians and others whose religion will be violated by government forcing them to act in a capacity that serves against their religious beliefs.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:53am
Well done elephants!
 March 12, 2015 at 12:52pm
“Just words”. He should have known that the consequence of his words would bring this kind of action. I don’t believe that he is sincere. Stoking the flames is what he does best.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:17pm
So done with the Republican Party!! McConnell fights harder against the Tea Party and conservative members of his own party than he does against the Democrats.Time for a party that listens to the people.
So, you've made contact with the GOP and told em you don't wnat to play anymore?
Then you must vote out all the republican Koch boys, they are destroying our country!
 February 11, 2015 at 4:00pm
Strawberry411a seems to have had some bad experiences with Mormons and chooses to equate Mormon society with that of Sharia courts. I’m sorry that he’s had bad experiences.He also indicates that he feels that “they” have the courts, papers and everything else “locked in” to their way of life. If that were so then there would be no tattoo parlors, alcohol or coffee serving establishments, R-rated movies and so on. Anyone who’s been to the Salt Lake valley area knows that that is not so.
Sorry Strawberry…you may have some right to be angry but don’t back it up with … exaggerations.
 February 11, 2015 at 3:51pm
What are you smoking? There are no Mormon Stake and Ward “tribunals” or anything like it that circumvent federal, state or local justice systems. “A mormon majority run the paper….” Maybe here in the south we should substitute Baptist, Methodist, or whatever. The clean up we need is to live honorably and do good to our fellow man without regard for whatever religion they happen to practice.
The article that we’re supposed to be referencing here has to do with Sharia courts that substitute their law for that of the laws of the land. Your comments veer off to your own prejudices and are without foundation.
Exactly. Religious belief does not trump US or state law. Maybe you should keep smoking whatever you are on....
Right.....you really have no idea what is going on. Any state or federal law that is ignored or circumvented over religious beliefs is acceptable to you then. It's just the MUSLIM thing that has you all worked up. No wonder this country is a mass of confusion and lies.
Strawberry, based on what I absolutely know to be any number of lies you've told in the previous statements you've made, I believe you are a muslim showing us the sort of lies that muslims will tell to us ” infidels” as long as they can get away with it. As such, I think you are a fine example of what we can expect from advancing the practice of Islam to sharia courts in America. Ooh ooh! I’m eating a HAM SANDWICH and some PORK RINDS RIGHT NOW and planning on having SAUSAGE for BREAKFAST!! Better to go to muslim h311 than to raise h311 to go to muslim heaven.
 February 11, 2015 at 3:45pm
Perhaps you should be commenting on the topic of this article. You must be looking for the LDS ads because I haven’t seen even one yet.
 February 11, 2015 at 3:43pm
The tribunal should not be allowed over civil and family matters at all. The laws of the State of Texas and the United States of America should be the only ones considered in this case. No state should allow them to operate as a shadow system. To do so is asking for more problems than we already have with people who operate outside the law and Constitution. Ahem…Mr. President?
What a wonderful blessing that she had her gun to protect herself. Adherence to company policy would likely have made her a dead employee. If the corporation policy allowed employees the option to carry then it would make people contemplating criminal acts toward Papa Johns delivery people more hesitant to act … but of course that is beyond corporate America’s ability to reason.
 January 15, 2015 at 7:33pm
There is no foundation for the scurrilous accusations made in your comments. I’ve been “Mormon” for 52 of my 65 years. The Church does not “threaten” those who speak against the Church. This man has apparently been a Mormon from childhood but he shows his lack of understanding of the doctrine by his actions.
 January 13, 2015 at 5:56pm
Wyoming has just opted out of receiving federal money for lunches and therefore blocked the federal government from meddling in school lunches. They also dumped Common Core!
Come on Texas…Let’s get out of federal handouts and become free from their control.
 January 11, 2015 at 8:44pm
He’s busy leading from behind.
 January 8, 2015 at 6:00pm
No it’s not right to name any group without significant evidence. It’s “funny” how liberals attribute any and all acts of violence in these cases to Christians when the resulting investigations prove them to be acts of liberals or “whackos” without any real ideology.