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Western Editorial Sampler: Guns. Schools. Guns in schools. ...

Published March 4, 2013 4:21 pm

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— Guns in schools: Bill would protect parents' rights — Salt Lake Tribune EditorialMost Utah legislators are great champions of parental rights: the right to teach your children about sex or, indeed, hold school in your home; the right to decide what medical treatment your children will receive; the right to at least be notified when your child wants an abortion.But a bill being written by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, will test lawmakers' commitment to protecting parents' rights to decide what is an appropriate — and safe — environment for their children. It boldly pits the revered right to carry firearms against the mostly sacrosanct right of parents to make decisions about their children. ...

— A right to know who may bear arms — Des Moines Register Editorial... As we witness increasing human carnage from shootings in offices, shopping malls and schools, it's more important than ever for the government to regulate who is allowed to buy and carry weapons. With that government power comes a public interest in knowing how well the government exercises that power. One way to know that is by assuring that government records related to gun regulation are open to the public. ...

— Gun extremists hurt cause — Ogden Standard-Examiner EditorialSome of the antics by gun rights supporters, whether it's shopping in a store with a firearm in full view, parents and children openly displaying their weapons at rallies and other events at the Utah Capitol, and holding a Confederate flag at a gun rights rally, are hurting the gun rights movement. These people look ridiculous, and most people who see these antics are turned off. ...[Roger that: Don't wait to be told — George Pyle | Salt Lake Tribune ... I'm sorry. And I say this with all respect and affection. I know you mean well. But someone needs to tell you. Openly carrying a firearm in a public place makes you look like an idiot. ...]

— Another voice for gun safety — Seattle Times Editorial

— Are gun owners the new smokers? — Oregonian Editorial

— Dealing with crowded schools — Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial

— School plan imperfect but deserves yes vote — Logan Herald-Journal Editorial