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November 1, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I-594 and Gun control: An automobile analogy

If you agree with the premise that Initiative 594 would save lives, then perhaps the next initiative should mandate the placement of a breathalyzer in every automobile in this state [“Mother of Sandy Hook victim joins I-594 push,” Local News, Oct. 27].

You don’t think every law-abiding citizen who drives a vehicle should have to pass a breathalyzer test every time he or she attempts to drive? Requiring the breathalyzer could lead to less property damage, and far fewer injuries and fatalities than I-594 would.

I can just hear outraged people complaining that the overwhelming majority of us who do not drive while inebriated should not be forced to be treated as if we did. Yet I’ll bet a number of those same citizens will vote for I-594, putting law-abiding gun owners in that very same position.

Vote no on I-594. It would not stop criminals from acquiring firearms, and the social engineers behind this measure should be stopped.

Carleen Stephens, Battle Ground

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