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Category: Gun control
July 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gun control: Get rational about background checks

I had to read the letter to the editor featured in the Friday paper twice to make sure it wasn’t being satirical [“I-594 is the repressive anti-gun legislation,” Northwest voices, July 10]. It claims that it would be an oppressive, anti-gun proposal to require background checks on all gun purchasers. Why is this? Because…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: background checks, Corlan Carlson, gun control

July 10, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Gun control: I-594 is the repressive anti-gun legislation

The Seattle Times’ editorial “Competing gun measures: yes on I-594; no on I-591” [Opinion, July 5] got the recommendation for Washington state’s voters reversed. Washington voters should vote yes on Initiative 591 and no on Initiative 594. Here is why in a nutshell: I-594 is poorly written and potentially would make criminals of most…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: David L. Paul, gun control, gun rights

July 8, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Gun violence: Install security checkpoints in buildings to prevent shootings

David Stone’s guest column “How to prevent more school shootings” [Opinion, June 28] leaves unaddressed what can to be done to prevent gun shooting deaths and maimings in schools, colleges and businesses. It focuses solely on pie-in-the-sky dreams to get state legislatures (including our own) to tighten laws regarding commitment of mentally ill…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Akiva Kenny Segan, David Stone, gun control

July 8, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Gun control: Fix the root problems of emotional pain and hostility

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Referencing David R. Stone’s guest column ["How to prevent more school shootings," Opinion, June 28], we could make every effort at gun control and providing psychiatric care for the mentally ill among us without making much of a dent in the statistics. Without addressing the core causes of endemic emotional pain and hostility in this once incredibly prosperous country, this trend will continue. Bureaucratic fixes have nothing to do with

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: David R. Stone, gun control, Jan Thompsen

June 18, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Gun control: Change society’s morals

There are reported killings in this country by Americans with guns almost weekly ["Second Amendment changes needed," Northwest Voices, June 13]. Sadly, classmates kill their classmates in our schools. The Democrats cry out for gun control as the solution to stop the barbarous killing. I’m a member of America’s Greatest Generation whose young men…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Don Wilbur, Greatest Generation, gun control

June 17, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Gun control: Clearing misinformation around gun rights

The debate over gun control has devolved into an exchange of misinformation ["Second Amendment changes needed," Northwest Voices, June 13]. Here are the facts: First, the majority of Americans — including National Rifle Association members — do actually support common-sense gun regulation. Second, simple possession of a firearm does not make you safer. Third, regulations do…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District of Columbia v. Heller, gun control

June 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gun control: Don’t use legislation smokescreen, solve society’s problems instead

It is tragic to see that there have been more than 30 school shootings this year. However, the knee-jerk reaction that gun-control legislation would solve the problem misses the mark on several levels ["Second Amendment changes needed," Northwest Voices, June 13]. I am not a gun owner nor do I currently belong to the…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Gerry Bowlby, gun control, gun rights

June 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

School shootings: Second Amendment changes needed

This week, Americans learned of yet another shooting in a school, this time in Troutdale, Ore. [“Oregon high school graduates remember slain freshman,” Local News, June 13]. As we did after Sandy Hook and Seattle Pacific University, we will ask ourselves when will it be enough, and how can we stop these relentless murders?…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: National Rifle Association, Ore., Second Amendment

June 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Allow government to protect citizens from gun violence

Americans need to wake up to the epidemic of gun violence [“At SPU, grief without despair,” Local News, June 7]. For too many years our elected representatives have been pushed around by the bullies in the National Rifle Association. The widespread availability of guns and the nuts who will use them in shootings, such…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun violence, Michael Crutcher, National Rifle Association

June 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Oregon school shooting: Come to senses on gun violence

The tragic shooting in Troutdale, Ore., is at least the fourth mass shooting in our nation in the last two weeks, the third involving a school ["Student, suspect dead in shooting at Oregon school," The Today File, June 10]. Seventy-four school shootings have now taken place in the approximately 18 months since the…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Curtis Taylor, gun violence, Newtown

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