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Gun bills frivolous

The news from Olympia is rife with calls for new gun control legislation. If these legislators have nothing better to do than harass innocent citizens, they need to take time to address the real problems.

Washington state “accidentally” released 3,000 criminals into our lives before serving their full sentences. Two of these criminals took the lives of innocent persons, one with a firearm, when they should have still been incarcerated.

I read the recently released report and one word, ‘“incompetent,” pretty much sums it up. I keep hearing the anti-gun activist repeatedly state, during their push for new gun laws, “If it saves one life, it is worth it.” Well if our state legislators would expend as much time on monitoring the state departments, which they were elected to do, as they do trying to generate more gun laws, they could possibly have saved two lives.

I read the history of persons recently arrested for gun violence and the majority have prior convictions, or are under age. It is illegal for them to have firearms. How can you intelligently tell me generating additional laws would have stopped these shootings?

Fred Phillips

Chewelah


 

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