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September 27, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Obama talks gun control after mass shooting

Follow the money I am very weary of the articles on guns and gun violence because no one talks about the key issue: the dollars that companies in the United States earn by selling weapons and ammunition. [“Obama pushes gun control at Navy Yard memorial,” News, September 23.] President Obama asked recently why other countries such…

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September 23, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Gun-free zones in Seattle

Gun-free zones are dangerous The establishment of gun-free zones on public property has invited demented individuals to transform them into killing grounds in order to massacre their defenseless occupants. One must conclude that those areas attract hopeful killers for that very reason. The locations of the last three mass shootings, Fort Hood, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and…

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September 21, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Gun laws in Washington

Feeling unsafe While I was in a public library the other day, I observed an individual entering the library with a firearm on his hip. I asked the librarian about this, and she replied that state law allows firearms to be carried in all public places, including public libraries. The libraries are full of young children. Their parents…

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September 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Initiative 594 gathers signatures

Second Amendment is outdated Initiative 594 has made me think about the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association (NRA), which may be unmatched in fervor, focus and funding. [“Some signature-gatherers play both sides of gun campaign,” NW Thursday, Aug. 15.] Why did the Second Amendment come into existence? The Constitution sought first to deal with a debt…

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July 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Federal Way man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Gun culture at fault in the deaths of many The needless deaths of Molly Conley, Justin Ferrari, Nicole Westbrook and Sherry Soth have been brought to you courtesy of the gross misrepresentation and misinterpretation of the Second Amendment, as presented by that demented organization known as the National Rifle Association. [“Man, 21, pleads guilty in...

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July 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Seattle teen killed in drive-by shooting

Gun culture is to blame The legal culpability of Erick Walker for the random and senseless death of Molly Conley remains to be determined. [“2nd-degree-murder charge in fatal drive-by shooting,” NW Wednesday, July 3.] However, we already know one thing about the suspect: He is a firearms enthusiast. This is hardly a surprise. Until we enact sensible…

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June 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Gun control in the United States

National Rifle Association needs to step up It is time for the membership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to step up. Their leadership has not represented the views of the more than 70 percent of the membership said to favor background checks such as those recently proposed in gun-control legislation. Twenty-five of the 76 leadership positions…

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June 20, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Gun control in the United States

Background checks are necessary I feel lucky to live in America. We have freedoms people living in many other countries do not. Our freedoms, assured by our laws, are designed to enable citizens to live the best life possible while adhering to ethical principles the society as a whole agrees are “self evident.” The so-called freedom that…

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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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May 13, 2013 at 6:04 AM

Gun background checks

Require gun registration and background checks I am not against responsible gun ownership, even though I personally do not own a gun [“States seek to fix gun background check backlog,” seattletimes.com, May 10]. What I don’t understand is what most gun owners have to fear if gun registration were to become a requirement. It only takes…

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