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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:39 AM

Mormon Church-Owned Website Suspends Gun Sales

Source: BuzzFeed

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, a Mormon Church-owned company announced Tuesday night it was suspending all gun listings on its popular classifieds site.

In addition to removing gun listings, KSL.com the online hub for Salt Lake City's NBC affiliate, which is operated by church-owned Deseret Digital Media took down the "Firearms and Hunting" section from its website. A company statement that replaces the site's gun section says they were "profoundly saddened" by the Newtown shooting.

"In the wake of other similar incidents, important questions have been raised about the ease of access to guns," the statement reads. "These questions deserve time for careful consideration and we are confident that an appropriate resolution will be found."

KSL.com maintains one of the largest classified sections on the internet, and has frequently been targeted by gun control advocates, who say the site makes it too easy for buyers to bypass regulations to purchase firearms. A 2011 report from the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg listed KSL as one of the top offenders in enabling buyers to obtain guns without background checks.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/mormon-owned-website-suspends-gun-sales



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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

1. It's beyond me how a so called "religious" foundation

can be pro-gun. Its against Jesus Christ's teaching like many other things that some American "religious" groups tend to ignore all in the name of their GAWD.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:52 AM

2. LDS people were routinely lynched early in the church's history

The reason they went all the way out to Utah is that people in Missouri were killing them by the dozens. So they formed armed militias for self-defense, which more or less worked at least long enough for them to get out west. (Then they became terrorist nutjobs and slaughtered a bunch of non-Mormons in 1857, oddly enough on September 11th; creepily this is why Utah is still the "honeybee state".)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:55 PM

4. Some other points

I always saw it as the "worker drone" state, I lived just across the state line for many years.

It should be known that one of the Newtown victims, the Parker girl, is originally from Provo, Utah... a suburb of SLC. She'll be interred there in a few days. The family moved to CT just a year ago. I'm sure that was a factor in the decision.

But SLC has had a few whack-job shoot 'em ups in the past decade so this is probably a watershed incident for them, one can only hope.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:34 PM

6. The Mormon Extermination Order in Missouri wasn't rescinded until the 1970s

It made it legal to drive Mormons out of the state by any means necessary, including lynching and killing them.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:06 PM

3. I'm waiting for the accidental 'fire' in the data center, destroying all records, including backups.

I wonder how many of these companies will have a sudden loss of data and are unable to recover the records from their vaults and backup cartridges?

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. "These questions deserve time for careful consideration..." translates to....

We're hunkering down in our cellar until this storm blows over

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:02 PM

7. One of those kids killed was Mormon

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

8. It's beyond me why a church is allowed to own a network affilate

Yes, churches are allowed to invest in almost anything but the conflict of interest seems pretty strong. The gun forum just makes it all the more ridiculous.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

9. Selling guns over the internet should be illegal..nt

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