The debate over gun control has devolved into an exchange of misinformation [“Second Amendment changes needed,” Northwest Voices, June 13]. Here are the facts: First, the majority of Americans — including National Rifle Association members — do actually support common-sense gun regulation. Second, simple possession of a firearm does not make you safer. Third, regulations do…More
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It is tragic to see that there have been more than 30 school shootings this year. However, the knee-jerk reaction that gun-control legislation would solve the problem misses the mark on several levels [“Second Amendment changes needed,” Northwest Voices, June 13]. I am not a gun owner nor do I currently belong to the…More
This week, Americans learned of yet another shooting in a school, this time in Troutdale, Ore. [“Oregon high school graduates remember slain freshman,” Local News, June 13]. As we did after Sandy Hook and Seattle Pacific University, we will ask ourselves when will it be enough, and how can we stop these relentless murders?…More
Americans need to wake up to the epidemic of gun violence [“At SPU, grief without despair,” Local News, June 7]. For too many years our elected representatives have been pushed around by the bullies in the National Rifle Association. The widespread availability of guns and the nuts who will use them in shootings, such…More
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…More
Who is the bad guy? I am still waiting for Wayne LaPierre or any other current or former National Rifle Association (NRA) official to weigh in on the Derek Carlile case [“Marysville fires officer whose tot killed sister,” NWTuesday, May 7]. The NRA line, as best I can determine it, is that “good guys with guns” are…More