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June 17, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Gun control: Clearing misinformation around gun rights

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…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District of Columbia v. Heller, gun control

June 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gun control: Don’t use legislation smokescreen, solve society’s problems instead

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…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Gerry Bowlby, gun control, gun rights

June 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM

School shootings: Second Amendment changes needed

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?…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: National Rifle Association, Ore., Second Amendment

June 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Allow government to protect citizens from gun violence

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…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun violence, Michael Crutcher, National Rifle Association

June 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Gun control in the United States

National Rifle Association needs to step up In this Jan. 16, 2013 photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. [AP Photo/Seth Perlman.] It is time for the membership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to step up. Their leadership has not represented the views of the…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: background checks, gun control, gun safety

May 12, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Police officer fired after 3-year-old son kills daughter

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…


Comments | Topics: gun control, guns, National Rifle Association