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August 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Armed man shoots Seattle bus driver

Second Amendment woes

A Metro bus sits headed uphill on Seneca where a man tried to board after shooting a bus driver of a different bus on 3rd Avenue, between University Street and Union Street.  Police shot him. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.]

A Metro bus sits headed uphill on Seneca where a man tried to board after shooting a bus driver of a different bus on 3rd Avenue, between University Street and Union Street. Police shot him. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.]

The attack on a Metro Transit bus driver brings gun laws to mind. [“Panic on buses, cops kill gunman,” page one, Aug. 13.]

The prevailing interpretation of the Second Amendment would dictate that the most appropriate solution, bearing in mind the words of the president of the National Rifle Association, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” would be to arm everyone else on the bus.

Those who choose not to bear arms should have the option of being provided with (or providing their own) bulletproof vest.

Or consider alternate transportation.

Or stay at home.

These are small prices to pay for the freedom of living in America, land of the free and the armed.

Mike Moore, Kent

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