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Spokesman-Review: Too Many Guns

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In Washington and Idaho, gun laws contain way too many loopholes. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gives Washington’s gun laws a D+, Idaho’s an F+. And Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has joined the call for tighter gun restrictions, such as the bill before the Washington Legislature. It wouldn’t prevent legitimate hunters from pursuing their sport. But it would be a good law with the potential to help keep victims like (Tacoma high school shooting victim) Sam Kok alive. At the same time, all of us should deeply consider the wisdom of keeping guns and ammunition in our homes without properly securing them. Too often they wind up associated not with hunting or self-defense, but with tragedy. Certainly that was the case when a student brought a gun to Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane in 2003 — Jamie Tobias Neely/Spokesman-Review.

Question: Are our gun laws too lenient?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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