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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Will Embrace Federal Gun Control Laws
The New American ^ | 03 February 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Posted on 02/03/2013 8:46:12 AM PST by VitacoreVision


Utah Governor Gary Herbert

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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.

Utah Governor: "Utah Will Adhere to the Law" and Obey Federal Gun Laws


The New American
03 February 2013


As courageous state legislators enlist in the fight to repel the federal government's assault on the Second Amendment, the governor of one western state is telling a liberty-minded state representative to stand down.

Governor Gary Herbert of Utah recently called a pro-gun rights bill sponsored by a Utah state representative "an exaggeration" and encouraged the lawmaker to "adhere to the law."

This is not the level of support citizens of the Beehive State would expect from the man they elected to lead their state.

Herbert was specifically criticizing a measure offered by first-term Representative Brian Greene (R-Pleasant Grove). The bill is titled the State Supremacy Firearms Act.
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Full Story:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/14405-utah-governor-utah-will-adhere-to-the-law-and-obey-federal-gun-laws


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: banglist; garyherbert; guncontrol; gungrab; secondamendment; utah

1 posted on 02/03/2013 8:46:23 AM PST by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Too bad he was just re-elected. Huntsman picked him as a running mate—so perhaps this is not unexpected. Pity.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 8:52:54 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


3 posted on 02/03/2013 8:57:01 AM PST by vette6387
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 9:01:11 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: VitacoreVision

Tool Herbert knows where political power comes from . . . .

Is he a True Believer, or just a Useful Idiot?


5 posted on 02/03/2013 9:08:25 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: vette6387

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”


6 posted on 02/03/2013 9:12:19 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Hieronymus
Huntsman picked him as a running mate...

There you go. Just another big government-loving scumbag.

7 posted on 02/03/2013 9:12:47 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: cotton1706

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.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 9:15:21 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Hieronymus

You can bet your retirement checks that his political career is over after this term.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 9:16:00 AM PST by Yellowstone Joe
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To: vette6387

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!


10 posted on 02/03/2013 9:16:29 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: VitacoreVision

Sounds like a dicktater.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 9:16:42 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Lancey Howard
And if anybody thought the Mormons doing temple work campaigning for Romney were a minority ~ or that Harry Reid was an anomaly, they have this socialist brigade inside and near the core of Mormonism.

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.

12 posted on 02/03/2013 9:17:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: VitacoreVision
As Justice Marshall observed in deciding Marbury v. Madison, when two laws are in conflict, the superior one controls; and as between a statute and the constitution, the constitution controls. When the feds pass unconstitutional laws, nobody is bound to follow them, The laws are ultra vires, "beyond the powers" of the entity that issued them.

So, I gather the governor supports unconstitutional laws, provided those laws are passed by the feds and endorsed by the federal court system.

13 posted on 02/03/2013 9:21:12 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: coloradan

“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.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 9:22:42 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Auntie Dem
-- 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. --

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.

15 posted on 02/03/2013 9:24:19 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: VitacoreVision

The lines are drawing quickly.


16 posted on 02/03/2013 9:27:55 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: VitacoreVision

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?


17 posted on 02/03/2013 9:33:10 AM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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To: VitacoreVision

I’m not familiar with Utah much.

Is SLC full of and run by libs? And is that how this Rino got into office?


18 posted on 02/03/2013 9:39:10 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: VitacoreVision

And another name goes in the enemy of America box....


19 posted on 02/03/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: VitacoreVision
Rule number one in the age of Obamunism.

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.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 9:49:33 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Auntie Dem

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.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 9:52:38 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: VitacoreVision

Does Utah have a recall procedure?


22 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:42 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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sfl


23 posted on 02/03/2013 10:34:10 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: VitacoreVision

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.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 1:23:36 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


25 posted on 02/03/2013 1:50:34 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Yardstick
Why can't we own bazookas and machine guns? The 2nd Amendment was about the citizens being able to bear MILITARY arms. In the 1700’s private citizens owned cannons—a military weapon.

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.

26 posted on 02/09/2013 1:11:03 AM PST by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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