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.