Skip to comments.Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Will Embrace Federal Gun Control Laws
Posted on 02/03/2013 8:46:12 AM PST by VitacoreVision
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert criticized efforts to oppose federal firearms restrictions and declared that Utah will obey federal gun control laws.
Too bad he was just re-elected. Huntsman picked him as a running mate—so perhaps this is not unexpected. Pity.
So in Utah you have the governor and the sheriff of Salt Lake County on the feds side, and the remaining 28 sheriffs, on the side of the Second Amendment. Ergo, Salt Lake City is just like most other big cities, except that they don’t have the leaders of the Mormon Church hiding under their desks on this issue.
That’s fine, as long as they are actually laws, passed by the people’s representatives, assembled. Not the unlawful whims or dictates of a power-grabbing executive.
Tool Herbert knows where political power comes from . . . .
Is he a True Believer, or just a Useful Idiot?
Add to that list the Marxist Police Chief of Salt Lake City who said recently that he didn’t think it was unconstitutional to ban assault weapons, high capacity magazines and otherwise put limits on guns and ammunition.
We should expect as much from the brain-dead democrats in this country. But I am more than mildly curious how these constitutional scholars completely pass over “...shall not be infringed...” and think that means “We can do anything we want”
There you go. Just another big government-loving scumbag.
No, it isn’t fine. What if the people decide to pass laws that order blacks to sit at the back of the bus, or to be hanged whenever found in certain areas of the town? The Constitution is supposed to place some things beyond the reach of local sentiments, or even elections.
You can bet your retirement checks that his political career is over after this term.
Oh, and one more thing about Herbert. What can you expect from a RINO that wants to spend millions more on education, and talks about the value of it, but he, himself, is a college dropout. Why doesn’t he put HIS money where his mouth is and go back and finish his degree?
If money were the measure of education success the Washington DC schools would be the best in the world!
Sounds like a dicktater.
They'll never have a successful presidential candidate until they give it up. That goes or the non-mormons in Utah who go along with the mormons to get along.
So, I gather the governor supports unconstitutional laws, provided those laws are passed by the feds and endorsed by the federal court system.
“The Constitution is supposed to place some things beyond the reach of local sentiments”
The 10th Amendment SPECIFICALLY places just about everything beyond the reach of federal autocratic sentiments.
That's also the current state of federal law, as stated by the DC Circuit. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case. "Heller II."
-- I am more than mildly curious how these constitutional scholars completely pass over "...shall not be infringed..." --
When the moral authority runs out, switch to superior firepower.
The lines are drawing quickly.
Didn’t the Supreme Court recently rule last year that states are not allowed to enforce federal law? Or does that only apply to immigration and not the “good” laws?
I’m not familiar with Utah much.
Is SLC full of and run by libs? And is that how this Rino got into office?
And another name goes in the enemy of America box....
The Government is never “extreme”, the only Extremists are the People that oppose decisions made by the Government.
Cue Hitlery’s speech during the Bush Administration screeching about dissent being Patriotic.
But the premise was accepted long ago that the feds could regulate firearms despite the “shall not be infringed” language. You can’t own bazookas and machine guns, for instance. So we’re on the slippery slope and it’s just a matter of where the line will be drawn. Unfortunately in this mean old world of ours you can’t rely on words written on paper to hold the line. Everything is a fight.
Does Utah have a recall procedure?
Governor, you may want to recheck the meaning of “free state” as used in 2-A; hint: it isn’t the federal government. Second hint: it has nothing to do with slavery.
If we can't own machine guns then the New York Times can't print their paper on high-speed web presses, ABC, NBC, and CBS can't broadcast on radio and TV because those technologies didn't exist when the 1st Amendment was written. And when you get right down to it the media shouldn't be able to report on mass shootings because their reporting causes copy-cats to create new shootings.
I ask the rhetorical question, but I know the answer...our judiciary has become corrupted, like the rest of our government, and they can't make a constitutionally correct decision anymore because none of the justices have any moral character.