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September 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Killing spree in Washington Navy Yard in D.C.

Shooter should have been prosecuted earlier Aaron Alexis poses for a mug shot after being arrested on Sept. 4, 2010 for discharging a firearm inside city limits. [Fort Worth Police Department via Getty Images] In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out…


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June 18, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Background checks for gun purchasers

Background checks should be instantaneous Instantaneous background checks during gun purchases is a good idea, but I will not support the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s (WALFGUR) petition to require it for many private transfers. [“Advocates unveil gun background-check initiative,” NW Wednesday, June 12] Their initiative is not about background checks. It’s about increasing the waiting period…


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