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Seattle Times,2-3-2013, editorial,“Our gun laws are not stopping the mayhem”

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by kumabear17, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    Anybody read the editorial in the Seattle Sunday Times by Jenny Durkan, the US Attorney for the Western District of Washington?

    Op-ed: Our gun-control laws are not stopping gun violence | Opinion | The Seattle Times

    She appears to hold the belief, as does Obama, that having used a shotgun she is now an expert on the 2nd Amendment and the central part hunting plays in it. Yea, I know she's full of it and I expect the Times will always print stuff like this. I wrote to her office and stated my disagreement with her point of view and especially using her position to make misleading and false statements. I copied the e-mail to my State and D.C. legislators.

    Her e-mail, at least for her PR office is: USAWAW.PublicComment@usdoj.gov
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    As I have posted on another thread:
    Making it a "public health issue" will ensure that those owning weapons will be charged higher medical premiums just like they are doing to smokers.
     
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  3. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    What a crock
     
  4. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. cueball1214

    cueball1214 Beaverton Active Member

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    [QUOTE=One gun sold like this was used weeks later to kill Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton.[/QUOTE

    I have not heard much about this case but looking for the last few mins, the suspect was a Criminal justice student, and had no prior record. So he could have bought the gun at any gun store. At least form what i can find. Am I correct?
    If this is the case then the facet that he bought the gun at a gun show is irreverent. He would have passed any background cheek.
     
  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know whether he was a student or otherwise, but until he became a suspect in the Brenton slaying, you're right, this guy had no hard criminal background that would have prevented him from legally buying a gun.
     
  7. xm193

    xm193 seatac Active Member

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    it seems only jenny can be trusted with a gun all others (the serfs) need looking after. If i want to give my grandson a marlin 60 22lr at 14 what business is it of jenny or the government all I am asking for is that same unencumbered right. and we wont be cutting down any stocks.
     
  8. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    And you should! That was my first "real" gun at right about that age. I got my first straight-A report card, and the following monday there was a nice used Marlin 60 unexpectedly sitting in my room when I got home from school, courtesy of my dad.
     
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