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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 In 2004, Aaron Alexis, the D.C. shooter, fired off his gun in Seattle in a fit of anger. [“D.C. killer shot out tires here in 2004,” page one, Sept. 17.] For some strange and negligent reason, he was not prosecuted. In 2010, he “accidentally” fired a gun in his apartment…


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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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