As a former gun owner, I support Initiative 594
Thanks for the informative article regarding the gun summit organized by supporters of Initiative 594 [“Anniversary a call to action” page one, Dec. 13]. However, I believe the media coverage of this initiative misses the mark.
I-594 is not about gun control. Rather, it is about gun responsibility.
Alan Gottlieb is the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and advocates for gun rights. I acknowledge his right to own guns. However, what about the rights of children to be safe at school?
With gun rights comes gun-owner responsibility. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg stated, “Gun owners are not the problem. In fact, they are the solution.” He stressed that gun owners voting for I-594 is the key to winning.
I-594, if passed, would require criminal background checks on all gun sales in our state. The background checks would target convicted felons, abusers, stalkers, terrorists and the seriously mentally ill. As a former gun owner and hunter, I support this measure.
— Richard Hodgin, Seattle