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November 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

School shootings: Adults need to be more involved in youths’ lives

Thank you Sheer Yedidia for your letter [“Can you hear the yelling?” Northwest Voices, Nov. 16]. Yes, as adults we should be the first ones teaching our children and listening to what they are saying. We should be teaching our children right from wrong, not only by listening to them and being aware of…

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

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 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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Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Carl Wilson, gun control, gun violence

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

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