— Veto on target: Herbert’s veto should be upheld — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial
Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to veto HB76, the bill that would have added Utah to a short list of states that allow people to carry concealed firearms without a permit, reflects the chief executive’s oft-stated motto that things that aren’t broken do not need to be fixed. But it also stands as an act of political courage coming, as it does, in a place and at a time when the paranoia of those who fear nothing so much as sensible restrictions on the use of firearms is so outspoken and powerful. ...
— Sen. Curt McKenzie wisely shoots down off-target bill — Idaho Statesman Editorial
... The Nampa Republican, who chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee, put a stop to legislation that would have sheriffs and deputies thinking twice about cooperating with federal law-enforcement officials on major crimes. ...
— Concerns Over Gun Control Shouldn't Pit One Agency Against Another — Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney, and Brian T. Underwood, United States Marshal, for the District of Idaho | For The Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News [This one doesn't make a lot of sense unless you've read the Statesman piece above.]
— Firearms on campus a bad, dangerous idea — Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle Editorial
... The college years can be stressful, and all college campuses are a volatile mix of young people of various degrees of maturity dealing with the gamut of academic and emotional challenges – and that's without considering the use of alcohol and drugs common on college campuses. ...
— Should Montana university students be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus? — Helena (Mont.) Independent-Record poll [Says this unscientific poll: No]
— Lawmakers must revisit sensible gun safeguards — Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune Editorial
So far, the 2013 Legislature hasn’t shown much interest in keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerously unbalanced people. ...
— Utah’s real ‘land grab’ — Ty Markham | For The Salt Lake Tribune
... We’ve all heard proponents say, "Utah can do a better job of managing those lands," or "It will benefit our kids through more funding for public education." But, frankly, if you believe those arguments I have some ocean front property in Utah to sell you. ...
— What's your rebellion worth? — Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune Editorial
How much is a rebellion worth? In the case of a prospective second Sagebrush Rebellion, we say it’s not worth very much. It’s certainly not worth $30,000, the total amount of public funds allocated by Wyoming lawmakers to study an old and beaten idea: The transfer of federal lands to state control. ...
— More Mexican gray wolves needed in wild — Arizona Republic Editorial
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