President Obama's list of executive orders and legislative proposals intended to reduce firearms deaths in the United States is reasonable, balanced and worthy of support. The program, entitled "Now Is the Time," does not, and would not, violate the Second Amendment or deny any American reasonable means of defending their persons, families and property.
Suggestions such as the one that drifted up from Washington County the other day that the state of Utah can or should nullify those actions within its borders is an irrational reaction that might sound good in a tea party fundraising appeal, but makes no rational or constitutional sense.
No amount of orders or laws will completely protect us and our children from the acts of crazy people with weapons. But it would be an unnecessary and uncivilized capitulation to a life of fear and violence if we were not to take the kind of actions that the president is now behind.