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August 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM

What we can learn from the Uzi tragedy

Firing-range instructor Charles Vacca shows a 9-year old girl how to use an Uzi. Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop range in Arizona when the girl squeezed the trigger, causing the Uzi to recoil upward and shoot Vacca. Photo: Mohave County Sheriff Department.

Teach children that weapons are not the answer The U.S. and world face multitudinous complex problems of our own making. Among these is our increasing reliance on weaponry to solve both domestic and international conflicts. Teaching young children who lack cognitive capability, coordination and strength how to use weapons is one of the problems [“9-year-old…

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May 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Gun rights: Times have changed since the creation of the Second Amendment

My thanks to Times columnist Jerry Large for his common sense call for repeal of the Second Amendment [“Common sense calls for repeal of Second Amendment,” Local News, May 1]. It begins with “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state …” These phrases have been thought to…

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April 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Guns in church: Scripture doesn’t call for ‘might’ nor ‘power’

Good God! If we Christians believe we need to carry guns to our places of worship [“Georgia’s sweeping new law allows guns into churches, bars,” Nation/World, April 24], perhaps we should check our scriptures and be reminded that God has declared that we are saved “Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit.”…

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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 25, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Starbucks amends gun policy

Take a stand Howard Schultz needs to take a stand one way or the other. [“Starbucks’ gun policy: Please don’t bring them,” page one, Sept. 19.] You can’t please everyone. Schultz needs to decide: Are guns in or out at his stores? Starbucks is a gathering place for many families and friends, many with children. Would he…

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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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August 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

Serious situation The letter to the editor from Ian King is silly. [“Northwest Voices: Cutlery ban?” Opinion, Aug. 26.] Cutlery is only dangerous at very close range, while guns can be used from a distance. Drive-by shootings and bank robberies use guns. I have not heard of a drive-by cutlery robbery. King does not seem to appreciate…

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August 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

The power of the purse I congratulate Mayor Mike McGinn for the idea of gun-free business in Seattle. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I personally will limit my shopping to those businesses to the greatest degree possible. Fortunately, most of us know the difference between voluntary compliance and a ban on guns. The…

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August 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Mayor encourages Seattle businesses to go gun-free

Silly and self-serving In these very pages, I read with horror the news accounts of people being stabbed, in some instances fatally. Oh, what can we do, what can we do? [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] I call upon all restaurants, pubs and other establishments serving non-finger-food to join a voluntary ban…

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August 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Mayor unveils gun-free program in Seattle businesses

Mayor should be out Mayor Mike McGinn wants to make Seattle a gun-free zone. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.] Instead, Seattle should be a McGinn-free zone. Mike Smyth, Bellevue Unintended consequences More unintended consequences from Mayor Mike McGinn. “Gun-free zones” are intended to prevent crime. Instead, they encourage crime by disarming law-abiding citizens. They do nothing…

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