As policymakers debate gun-control laws in light of the latest mass shootings in the U.S., a youth-led organization is planning weekend demonstrations around the country to demand action. Events are planned in several Minnesota cities. This Saturday, March for Our Lives will host rallies in roughly 450 locations. ...
Gun violence has become an epidemic across America, leaving many people frightened and wondering what can be done about it. A Utah group is taking action with a unique event this weekend to reduce the number of guns on the streets. A nonprofit group is hosting a Guns to Gardens event Saturday, where Utahns who no longer want or need their guns can safely surrender them and go home with a new garden tool. ...
What's behind a recent uptick in crime in northern Utah?
Experts say what they think is behind a recent spike in crime in northern Utah.
and last updated 2021-06-09 12:01:00-04
NORTHERN UTAH â A deadly shooting in West Valley City Tuesday morning sustains a surge of almost daily gun violence in northern Utah.
Nine people shot and four men dead since Friday in separate shootings.
On Sunday night, two graduation parties ruined by gunfire: 19-year-old killed in West Jordan and 20-year-old killed and four others shot in Salt Lake City.
âSome of these things are predictable. We do know that crime goes up during the warmer weather months,â said retired deputy Chief of Police Chris Bertram.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker wants to allow people experiencing a crisis to sign up for a list that would bar them from buying a gun from a retail store for a limited period of time.
Bill sponsor Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, emphasized HB267 is not a so-called "red-flag law," a type of law that allows close family members to request law enforcement to remove guns from those considered at-risk.
He sees the bill instead impacting, for example, someone discharged from the hospital after a suicide attempt.
"While they're in a better state of mind, they can say, 'You know what, I'm going to let a friend hold my firearms until I get feeling better, and I don't want to be able to, in a moment of weakness, purchase a firearm.' So they could then put their name on that list," Eliason explained.