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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Gun control
November 3, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Gun control and I-594: Making our schools safer

As a mother, grandmother, teacher and concerned citizen, I plan on voting yes on Initiative 594 [“Law would punish family members sharing guns,” Northwest Voices, Oct. 25].   I joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America after the Sandy Hook school shooting. Having to decide in a split second whether to take…

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Comments | More in Election, Gun control | Topics: Danni Minteer, gun control, gun rights

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…

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Comments | More in Election, Gun control | Topics: Carleen Stephens, gun control, gun rights

October 30, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Marysville school shooting: Only way to limit violence is to limit guns

Reports are telling the public that the latest teenage school shooting rampage was not one that fits the usual profile of a shooter [“Second victim in Marysville-Pilchuck shooting dies as community grieves,” Local News, Oct. 26]. The Marysville-Pilchuck High School student was well-liked and popular. His life wasn’t falling apart, like so many…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Bruce Barnbaum, gun control, gun rights

October 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I-594: Law would punish family members sharing guns

I support background checks for sale or transfer of firearms, but I cannot support Initiative 594 as presently written [“Gun-rights activist pushes I-591 to curb background checks,” Local News, Oct. 21]. Section 3 is flawed regarding transfer of firearms between family members and would create criminals out of innocent family members. When my son…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, gun rights, Initiative 591

October 17, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Gun control: Many shooters pass background checks

My mailbox assaulted me with a slick, expensive flyer funded by Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) promoting Initiative 594, requiring background checks of all gun transfers, as if every gun owner was about to go crazy and shoot up a school [“Poll: Rival gun measures lose backing, but I-594 more popular,” Local…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, gun rights, initiative 594

October 17, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Gun control: Gun registration is like car registration

Gun owners are objecting to Initiative 594 on the basis that they think it results in gun registration [“Poll: Rival gun measures lose backing, but I-594 more popular,” Local News, Oct. 13]. They seem to think it could result in their guns being seized for no reason. There is no record of that…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, gun rights, initiative 594

October 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Gun control: Pro I-594 view is not grounded in the Constitution

In his letter, Marshall Dunlap seems to know little about the U.S. Constitution, guns, self defense and criminals [“Background-check inconvenience worth it to keep guns from criminals,” Northwest Voices, Oct. 7]. He writes, “No one needs a gun, especially a handgun. …” Need is not mentioned in the Second Amendment, which states, “The right…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Bob Langenbach, constitution, gun control

October 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Gun control: I-594 needed to provide moral guidance

In Danny Westneat’s column “Checking gun sales a tough sell” [Local News, Oct. 7], a couple legally sells two assault-style rifles to a person they felt had a questionable background on two separate occasions. The wife then states “…we didn’t do anything wrong.” In a legal sense, I suppose not. But what about ethically?…

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Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Danny Westneat, gun control, initiative 594

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