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December 18, 2013 at 6:26 AM

With gun rights comes gun-owner responsibility

As a former gun owner, I support Initiative 594

Gun violence victims and gun control advocates gather at Cornell Square Park to mark the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Dec. 14, Chicago. 13 people, including a three-year-old boy, were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a crowd gathered at the basketball courts in Cornell Square Park in September. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gun violence victims and gun control advocates gather at Cornell Square Park to mark the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Dec. 14, Chicago. 13 people, including a three-year-old boy, were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a crowd gathered at the basketball courts in Cornell Square Park in September. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thanks for the informative article regarding the gun summit organized by supporters of Initiative 594 [“Anniversary a call to action” page one, Dec. 13]. However, I believe the media coverage of this initiative misses the mark.

I-594 is not about gun control. Rather, it is about gun responsibility.

Alan Gottlieb is the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and advocates for gun rights. I acknowledge his right to own guns. However, what about the rights of children to be safe at school?

With gun rights comes gun-owner responsibility. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg stated, “Gun owners are not the problem. In fact, they are the solution.” He stressed that gun owners voting for I-594 is the key to winning.

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July 25, 2013 at 7:37 AM

The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

Guns are to blame Race was not the reason Trayvon Martin was killed. [“Northwest Voices: The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman,” seattletimes.com, July 22.] George Zimmerman may have been adverse to black people, adverse to intruders in his neighborhood or felt a need to protect his home. But that is not why Trayvon Martin…

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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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