Utah City Council Proposes Gun in Every Home (Video)

The city council of Spring City, Utah believes more guns means less crime. The city council recommends that every head of household own a firearm. They believe that guns in the hands of properly trained citizens will deter any criminal.

KUTV has more:

A city councilman in Spring City, Utah is proposing to have a gun in every home – however not every resident is in agreement with the proposal.

Neil Sorensen initially wanted to require all 340 homes in Spring City to have a gun – but his proposal was met with disagreement from the community.

Many residents of the rural town of 1,000 residents said they had never had a problem with crime, but many, including the San Pete County Sheriff said they were concerned about many people, including the mentally ill, getting a gun in their hands.

In response, Sorensen said the ordinance he was looking for a way to ensure that every residence was prepared to protect themselves against intruders. Sorensen changed the language of the proposal, making it a recommendation for residents to have guns instead of a requirement after he was met with negative feedback. Many residents now say they are hesitant but think it may be beneficial.

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  • King

    Like mandatory service, this bill sounds nice. But no one should be forcing citizens to do anything. Also, guns are a dangerous tool that require a high level of maturity and responsibility. They should be in the hands of people who want to own them. Want to train with them. Want to be proficient. And feel capable of using them to defend others. Not everyone is a sheepdog. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Forcing guns into the hands of people that don’t want them, don’t like them, or fear them is a recipe for disaster. Work on educating the public on firearms and maintain our freedom to own them. Gun ownership will rise on its own.

  • TsT

    If it weren’t so cold so long i would move there for the freedom .
    what a great idea imo . 2nd Admin cheerleaders . A whole town with good sense .

  • valerie

    This is dumb. The head of the household should make this decision, not the government. Period. Ever.

    On another note of common interest, here: We need to keep tabs on what’s going on in our “education” system.


    “There’s some basis in fact for the speculation that it’s mostly black teachers buying grades, and that includes former Steelers wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, who’s been indicted for fraud. According to a study titled “Differences in Passing Rates on Praxis I Tests by Race/Ethnicity Group” (March 2011), the percentages of blacks who passed the Praxis I reading, writing and mathematics tests on their first try were 41, 44 and 37, respectively. For white test takers, the respective percentages were 82, 80 and 78.”

    “This test-taking fraud is merely the tip of a much larger iceberg. It highlights the educational fraud being perpetrated on blacks during their K-12 education. Four or five years of college — even majoring in education, an undemanding subject — cannot make up for those 13 years of rotten education. Then they’re given a college degree that is fraudulent, seeing as some have difficulty passing a test that shouldn’t be challenging to even a 12th-grader. Here’s my question: If they manage to get through the mockery of teacher certification, at what schools do you think they will teach?”

    My Conservative friends, take heart. You have more friends and allies than you know. Read the whole article.

    It is not racist to look critically at the most spectacular failures among our primary and secondary schools, and notice who is being cheated out of a decent education.

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  • cavt

    Agreed–the concept is worthy but no place for the govt to be involved.

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  • Stella Baskomb

    Valerie, you are off-topic but in an interesting place.

    You say “look critically at the most spectacular failures among our primary and secondary schools”

    I assume you mean among our PUBLIC primary and secondary schools. Correct?

  • Lawrence Rosenthal

    Fine as long as it’s NOT a taxpayer funded program and doesn’t create any government agencies.

  • Leslie Brillstein

    Today’s Headline:

    Mistaking him for a burlar, man unintentionally shoots and kills his brother.

  • Flintstone F.

    Stupid. It would be no different than requiring people give up guns. It’s not for the government to decide! We already reserved the right for ourselves in the constitution to make these decisions on our own.


  • Ghost

    DUMB commenters:

    circa 1979- Morton Grove, Illinois village idiots passed the strictest CITIZEN control law in the country

    circa 1981- Kennesaw, Georgia City Fathers issued a “Take That, you fools” law mandating a gun in every home.

    can you figure out the rest of the story?

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  • brian

    A better law would be to require the schools to set up/contract with firing ranges and teach proper firearms operation and safety as part of the cirriculum. The 2nd amendment is a constitutionally guaranteed right and also a responsibility. Also make it very easy to manufacture and sell rifles and pistols without a bunch of headaches (ie: quality weapons should be cheap and available).

  • Grandma Perkins

    Call it a tax and not a mandate and the Dems and the Supreme Court will approve it.

  • Practical Jane

    In Kennesaw GA it’s the law:


    My Kind of Town…

  • RKflorida

    The problem is with the word “require” a gun. Change that to “encouraged” to have a gun, and make it a resolution not a law. Now you have a great attitude about the second amendment and have done all you should to make the homes in your community safer through the homeowners efforts.

  • Rock

    Leslie Brillstein commented:

    Today’s Headline: Mistaking him for a burglar, man unintentionally shoots and kills his brother.

    And your point would be? 5 killed on their way home from church by suspected drunk driver
    But hey lets license drivers, oh we do that.
    OK make it a crime to drink and drive, oops done that also.
    How about outlawing booze, that might work. NOT.
    Then how about preventing anyone suffering from a drinking problem, or who has ever attended AA from owning a car or being allowed a drivers license.

  • Leslie Brillstein

    You’re right, if everyone were driving around drunk we’d have less drunk drivers on the road.

  • Finally, someone in government with some common sense. That would indeed deter crime. We all know that not everyone should have a gun. We definately want to exclude those with criminal, violent, and mental issues. However, I agree with commentor #16 RKflorida it should be encouraged, not required. And to #9 Leslie: The Feb. 8, 2012 headline in the Milwalkee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel (a 2008, 2010, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper) reads “Researchers at the Cato Institute have reviewed eight years worth of news reports about shooting in self-defense and conclude, “the vast majority of gun owners are ethical and competent, and tens of thousands of crimes are prevented each year by ordinary citizens with guns.” Now go away you one-sided, single-minded Liberal Markist/Communist.

  • Opps, should be spelled Marxist.

  • Rock

    #18 January 9, 2013 at 11:14 am
    Leslie Brillstein commented:

    You’re right, if everyone were driving around drunk we’d have less drunk drivers on the road.

    By you response, then I would think you would prefer gun owners keep their guns. But hey we know why lib’s fear Americans with guns

  • Rock

    Leslie Brillstein

    By he way, you seemed to have missed the point, the drunk driver killed 5 not himself or other drunks.

  • Look-Out

    OT follow-up to Alex Jones’ CNN/Piers Morgan debate. He gave himself an “A” and also had this to say:

    “When I was at CNN a decade ago, it was glistening,” he said. Now, he said, “it looks like Hitler’s bunker….torn-up carpet, feces all over the wall and on the floor in the bathroom. It’s rotting.

    “Folks, I’ve been in those exact rooms,” he added. “It literally looked like a gas station bathroom in the worst part of town. It was rotting and those people were in hell. It’s a skeleton of what it was, it’s a globalist operation and they’re nothing.” He said he didn’t bother to wear a jacket for his appearance because “I don’t respect that show.”


  • Sam Stone

    Civil disopbedience by millions or civil war to protect our nation and US Constitution from the usurper fraud called Obama? Which will it be?

    Biden: Obama Might Use Executive Order to Deal With Guns.

    “Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.

    “The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

    Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”

    Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.”

    Biden, as he himself noted, helped write the Brady bill.

    Eric Holder was scheduled to be at the meeting that’s currently take place at the White House.”

  • Patty


    Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime.

    Cuomo recognizes that what’s he’s doing is politically divisive. But in today’s America, he also recognizes that he’ll be rewarded by the media for cramming down political divisive gun control, even if it does nothing to stop violence. “It’s a very divisive topic,” said Cuomo. “There’s a lot of energy on both sides. Some people are vehemently against, some people think we’re out of our minds for not passing it … Gun control is highly political, politically contentious situation. It is polarizing.” [……………..]


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  • Patty

    BIDEN: ‘The president is going to act’…
    Iowa lawmaker calls for confiscation of guns…
    CT lawmaker calls for background checks to buy ammo…
    Gun sales soar in Atlanta…
    ‘Folks are grabbing just about any gun they can get their hands on’…


  • Winston Wolfe

    @ Leslie Dumbstein #9

    Would you be happier if he bludgeoned him with a baseball bat?

  • bg


    January 9, 2013

    Ted Nugent unloads: Gun owners the next Rosa Parks

    [“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the
    law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and
    we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”]

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • Militant Conservative

    Kennesaw Gergia has had this law for over a decade. The surrounding towns had to

    adopt similar laws due to the crime going up in their cities.

    It works and it is a right you should exercise.

    Granted some people should not even have drivers license.

  • bg


    Leslie Brillstein #18 January 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

    lol, and if yhit were nickles, you’d be a billionaire..


  • bg


    just a wee reminder:

    Ted Nugent flips out over calls for
    more gun control, misinformation

    A False Ad About Assault Weapons

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300 rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era. Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax, and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect of the expiration of the assault
    -weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating to registration and transfer of machine guns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described
    in the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.]

    Connecticut Murderer Did NOT Use Automatic Weapons

    [These are semi-automatic weapons only, which is a fancy way
    of saying they fire one bullet every time you pull the trigger.

    scroll thread for a bit more..


  • kay

    This is the best crime prevention tactic ever. Having worked in a prison, the inmates tell you they stay away from homes that have security systems??????

  • michael mcphee

    leslie, your logic is a little twisted…. what youre purporting is that if we reduce the amount of vehicles… or lets say theres a stat that a certain vehicle has a higher number of drunk drivers.. that if we remove those vehicles from the road the country miraculously turns sober…. common, use your head…. they’ll buy a different car
    tools/inanimate objects are just that…. what if that psychopath had gotten into a car and drove it into the playground and ran over the kids… would we be removing cars from americans…..

    .. go ahead leslie, cheer on you reperesentatives to continue to systematically remove every right your forbears fought for… it’s your prerogative as free person… til some twat decides we don’t deserve that one either.