Sunday, February 6, 2011

Big (Gun) Love

Maybe not so much by Utahns:
Meanwhile, a proposal being floated that would make clear that Utahns can openly carry firearms on college campuses is opposed by nearly two-thirds of Utah voters, according to a recent poll by The Salt Lake Tribune.
The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., found that 64 percent of Utahns would oppose a proposal to allow guns to be openly carried — with or without a concealed weapons permit — in the state, including on college campuses. Twenty-nine percent would support such a measure.


  1. When I was a kid, we watched the westerns on TV. It was basically a civilized duel at the drop of a hat. The black hat guy would draw first, an action quickly noted by the guy in the white hat. The white hat guy would then draw, aim and fire almost instantaneously usually killing the bad guy or occasionally just hitting him square in the right thumb. (Sometimes spinning his six-shooter on his own thumb and blowing the smoke off of the barrel.) There was even a cartoon that made fun of the whole idea, "Quickdraw McGraw."

    The take-away was that those days were over a hundred years ago. Although even in those days, I doubt there were that many lawless towns in the wild west. Sheriffs dying one after another. Every able-bodied man in the whole town scared to death to be the next sheriff. These are caricatures. Not real life. In the modern world of the 1950s and 1960s, only gangsters, private eyes and jewelry dealers carried guns on their person.

  2. This Utah business is typical NRA bullying. The majority are opposed, yet they keep pushing and pushing.