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Category: Firearms
April 23, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Senate rejects bill on gun-background checks

Public’s lack of trust in government is justified Simply put, the public no longer trusts our government to keep its word [“Culture, mistrust killed gun control effort,” page one, April 21]. Trusting that no one will use the background-check list to round up weapons is really an act of faith. I, for one, do not share…


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March 17, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Dems concede on background-checks bill

The public wants regulation I am, once again, deeply disappointed in our lawmakers not passing the gun bill that would have required universal background checks [“Bill to boost gun checks falls short in state House,” page one, March 13]. Opponents of this bill claim that universal background checks don’t work, although there is evidence to the…


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March 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Bill requiring background checks for gun sales defeated in state House

Passing legislation requires more optimism In the Washington state House Chamber, Gov. Jay inslee, left, speaks to reporters about legislation that would regulate firearms in Olympia, Wash., March 11. He is joined by Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, right. The next day, House Democrats conceded defeat in passing a bill requiring background checks for gun purchases. (AP PHOTO/THE…


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February 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Three Democratic senators sponsored gun bill they didn’t fully support

Legislators should understand what they propose Kudos to Danny Westneat. He took on three Washington state Democratic senators and exposed them for the bumbling incompetents they are [“Dems keep shooting themselves in foot,” NWSunday, Feb. 24]. I suspect they will introduce other legislation they haven’t read in the future, but it is nice to see…


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August 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Guns at town halls: Are protesters acting within their rights?

Civilized debates come without guns David Sirota echoes [“First Amendment trumps Second Amendment,” Opinion, syndicated columnist, Aug. 23] my personal alarm concerning the guns appearing at public meetings. His Thomas Jefferson quote about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants — that makes my blood run cold. This madness has got to stop. There are…


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