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Vestal wrong on gun control

Shawn Vestal usually writes his anti-gun articles either after an event (e.g., Florida), or once a quarter, whichever comes first. While I respect Shawn’s research, he is an advocate for one side so he leaves out some other facts.

In his article (“Gun Lobby shoots self in foot,” March 11), he states “a minority view … with vast resources.” I immediately googled Michael Bloomberg and discovered the former NYC mayor and multibillionaire is still alive. Bloomberg, the gun control zealot who spent $2 million in Washington on a gun-control law that has never stopped a single crime and $10 million in Nevada on a law that the attorney general has stated is unenforceable. Boy do I want to hitch my wagon to him.

Shawn also leaves out how gun control works. People convicted of domestic violence must be entered into a national database and so can’t acquire firearms. Didn’t work in Texas, blame the gun. Tell authorities about dangerous people? Tried to in Florida, 17 dead kids, blame the gun.

My daughter, a Freeman survivor, Shawn’s poster school, told me, “Dad, we’re not anti-gun, we’re pro school safety.” She helped organize the Freeman students. I stood with her. Guess who I didn’t see?

Steven Stuart

Spokane


 

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