Arrow-right Camera
Opinion >  Letters

Initiative 1639 flawed, misguided

Sue Lani Madsen’s article in the Spokesman-Review, June 2 is a well-reasoned rebuttal for the forthcoming flawed Initiative 1639. The organizing group’s name, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, belies the fact that it is just another attempt to interfere with gun owners and ultimately confiscate their guns. Ms. Madsen articulates the reasons the initiative is a veiled attempt to do just that.

But what needs to be added to the article is what happened in Belgium this week to two police officers. They were both stabbed to death by a terrorist shouting “God Is Great” as he took their guns from them. He later shot and killed an innocent passenger in the car that he stole.

If Initiative 1639 and other initiatives like it are successful, who is to protect us when the police are killed in the line of duty? We must be afforded the opportunity to protect ourselves. That is why our Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment.

John Bunch

Mead


 

Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters of no more than 200 words on topics of public interest. Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt. We accept no more than one letter a month from the same writer. Please remember to include your daytime phone number and street address. The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.

Send letters to:
Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430