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Category: Firearms
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 Since I cannot come up with a polite word for how I really feel, I will just say I am quite frustrated [“Bill to boost gun checks falls short in state House,” page one, March 13].To the Democrats who “conceded defeat,” if you step into a problem believing that to…

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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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