FIREARMS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FIREARMS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp">Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Paul Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:10:01.974-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered automatic weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811299@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:01 MDT Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp">Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Political Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it, but he’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577794582014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779458@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:57:01 MDT The Washington Post: A reactionary gun lobby http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723439-82/gun-nra-guns-murthy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723439-82/gun-nra-guns-murthy.html.csp">The Washington Post: A reactionary gun lobby</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T01:01:04.241-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every year guns are used to kill thousands of people, and not always the bad guys. For decades, doctors and other public health experts have argued that preventing gun deaths, particularly from accidents and suicides, should be a priority — like curtailing car fatalities or tobacco use. For their sense, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others on the pro-gun side have pilloried them, ruining careers and stopping needed research with the help of a cowed Congress. Their latest victim is Vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723439@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Firearms expert tells of Pistorius’ love of guns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57693548-77/pistorius-rens-guns-gun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57693548-77/pistorius-rens-guns-gun.html.csp">Firearms expert tells of Pistorius’ love of guns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into “combat mode” after thinking he heard the noise of an intruder at his home, which turned out to be a washing machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete’s murder trial. Sean Rens also said Pistorius wanted to buy seven more guns in 2012 — to add to the 9 mm pistol he already owned for self-defense — and asked the firearm trainer to procure them for him unde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576935482014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693548@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:20:18 MDT Uintah sheriff’s deputies nab six in firearms, drugs bust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57574032-78/drug-deputies-firearms-possession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57574032-78/drug-deputies-firearms-possession.html.csp">Uintah sheriff’s deputies nab six in firearms, drugs bust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T12:55:35.825-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What started as a 911 call about people brandishing firearms outside of a Vernal home ended with half-dozen drug-related arrests. Uintah County Sheriff’s Corporal Brian Fletcher said the incident began when deputies were dispatched Wednesday night to investigate the report of people with guns outside the residence. “When deputies arrived, a vehicle was attempting to leave the area and a person was seen running into the residence,” Fletcher stated. “The vehicle was then stopped and drug paraphern...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574032@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:55:35 MDT