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Tough consequences

With the latest barbaric shooting in a school (this time in Florida), it is time for a tough gun control law to be passed in Washington state and additional resources allocated from the federal government to all schools.

The new Washington state law would make it a capital crime punishable by death in the killing of people on school grounds. We would make it clear, if you conduct a mass killing in a school in Washington state and you are found guilty, you will be executed. Keep in mind the bomber of the federal building in Oklahoma was executed and it seems we have not had repeat federal courthouse bombings.

Secondly, all of the Washington state federal representatives and senators need to immediately pen a bipartisan bill allocating funds for armed security similar to what is currently found at our national airports, parks, federal courthouses or even at the local Social Security office.

As a nation we stopped airplane hijackings by increasing penalties and security, so today we could end this type of school violence with similar action.

Enough is enough.

Mike Cloke



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