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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 7, 2013 at 6:04 AM

NRA lobby outspent by state gun-control group

Money battle is not what’s important

As lobbying funds go, the amounts that each group spent — $16,666 by pro-gun-control supporters and $14,966 by the National Rifle Association — were insignificant [“Gun-control supporters outspent NRA lobby in Olympia this year,” NWMonday, May 6].

The difference of $1,700 hardly seems to warrant the large headline and space appropriated on page one of the B section. Moreover, I resent the implication that despite enormous spending, gun-rights advocates prevailed.

I’m just wondering, when will sanity and reason prevail in our society? What is so fearful about background checks? Isn’t that part of the Second Amendment where it says you have the right to bear arms as part of a well-regulated militia?

Cynthia Samuel-Zulch, Clyde Hill

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