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October 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Marysville school shooting: Violent media are causing violence

I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s in small towns where hunting and shooting were common. Most families had one or more high-powered rifles, a shotgun, a pistol and often more. Most guns were not locked up. Kids could easily get their hands on plenty of firepower. But my classmates and I didn’t run amuck…

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October 29, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Marysville school shooting: When will we take action?

I wish to comment on Danny Westneat’s column “We can do more than grieve and move on” [Local News, Oct. 25]. I want to thank him for writing that column and trying to insert some facts into the debate. Our politicians will cry crocodile tears over this shooting carnage and make tearful, mild protest of this violence…

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Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Danny Westneat, gun control, Marysville-Pilchuck High School

October 29, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Marysville school shooting: How to prevent this from happening again

A comprehensive study on school shootings found common threads. Most shooters are male, most had been bullied and “over two-thirds of the attackers acquired the (unsecured) gun (or guns) used in their attacks from their own home or that of a relative.” In my opinion, the conclusion we should draw is that gun owners…

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Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Brian Wright, gun control, Marysville-Pilchuck High School

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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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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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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