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May 8, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Gun control: How is a gutted ATF supposed to do its job?

Letter writer Bob Stevens is right to be angry about 2396 guns “unaccounted for,” but he’s wrong in where the blame lies [“‘Lost Guns’: Enforce the gun laws already on the books,” Northwest Voices, April 30]. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is so understaffed and limited in its ability to…

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April 30, 2014 at 7:07 AM

‘Lost Guns’: Enforce the gun laws already on the books

Prospective buyers preview guns for sale at the James G. Murphy Co. auction of Kesselring Gun Shop inventory earlier this month in Sedro-Woolley. The shop was a fixture in Skagit County for decades but had failed for years to comply with federal regulations. (MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

Reporter Mike Carter’s rather alarming article “Lost Guns” about the recent closure of the nationally known Kesselring Gun Shop in Burlington illustrates just how pointless the current debate over gun control really is [“Skagit County gun shop may have been worst in U.S.,” Local News, April 26].

The Kesselring story is a

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