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Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

Utah Legislature Puts a Stop to ‘Lauren’s Law’

By Mandi Johansen

March 20, 2019

  The murder of fellow U student Lauren McCluskey in October 2018 spurred several calls to action to increase safety, including the proposal of House Bill 190 in the Utah Legislative Session, which came to be known as “Lauren’s Law.” Lauren’s Law will not be moving forward. Filed b...

Lauren McCluskey Inspires Lawmakers to Propose New Gun Law

Lauren McCluskey Inspires Lawmakers to Propose New Gun Law

By Katelyn Collett

January 6, 2019

  Back in October, student Lauren McCluskey’s death ignited interest in how Utah communities may prevent similar incidents in the future. Andrew Studdard, a newly elected lawmaker, proposed a new law referred to as “Lauren’s Law” in order to hold owners of guns responsible for what happens wi...

Jensen-Coon: The Deeper Issue – Beyond Gun Control

Jensen-Coon: The Deeper Issue – Beyond Gun Control

By Kelcy Jensen-

March 12, 2018

Sex, drugs and rock-in-roll used to be what made parents anxious about sending their kids to public schools and out into the world. Now, parents' fears stem from society's inability to control violence. It would seem there has been a rise in school shootings and mass shootings in general. According to...

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Patience: Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

By Alisa Patience

February 28, 2018

“It wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” The famous last line in multiple “King Kong” adaptations perfectly represents the contrasting views people hold of gun violence, which caused the death of 17 students in Florida earlier this month. President Donald Trump and many other...

Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

Barber: How Soon Is Too Soon to Talk About Gun Control?

By Shaelyn Barber

November 13, 2017

Gun violence has been an unfortunate theme in recent events. University of Utah student ChenWei Guo was murdered in a senseless and random act of violence. In Texas, a recent shooting at a church left 26 people dead and 20 more injured. Just over a month ago was the deadliest mass shooting yet in th...

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