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Not helpless victims

These are the actions I believe we need to urge our lawmakers to take immediately for the public safety. We are not helpless victims and we need to stop acting like there is nothing that can be done:

1) Rescind the 1996 Dickey Amendment to allow the problem of school shootings to be researched and the most effective solutions presented to Congress.

2) Immediately prohibit the sales and ownership of semi-automatic and automatic rifles to private individuals who are not part of a “well-regulated militia” (Second Amendment language).

3) Consider state or federal licensing for gun ownership. Then we could find out if an unstable or unsafe person has a gun license which needs to be revoked, whether permanently or temporarily. Just like a car license is suspended for DUI or uncontrolled seizures.

If any of these measures make sense to you, please don’t waste another day. Contact and pressure your public representatives today.

Margaret Drumm

Spokane


 

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