Gun control debate renewed as both sides agree mass shooting could happen in Utah

by Lisa Nico, KUTV

(KUTV) Utah gun control laws would do little to stop an attack, like the one in Las Vegas, from happening here, agreed both a gun lobbyist and a liberal state senator.

But that doesn’t mean we need tighter gun control laws, said Clark Aposhian of the Utah Shooting Sports Council.

Utah Sen. Jim Dabakis, a Salt Lake City Democrat, encouraged Utah lawmakers to embrace moderate views.

"Registration and background checks. There are ways we should be changing those laws," Dabakis said.

Both parties agreed mental healthcare needed to be a top priority if gun control laws are to be reformed.

They also agreed a person committed to causing harm will do so.

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