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GUNS: The answer isn’t to pass more laws

Letter by Steve Bourdage, Bonney Lake on May 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm with No Comments »
May 6, 2013 9:55 am

Re: “If Congress can’t act, we can” (letter, 5-3).

Like the letter writer, I am a U.S. Army veteran. I am also a retired police officer of 30 years experience. I agree with some of what he says, but not very much.

I too don’t like the fact that there are a lot of people who have guns who shouldn’t have them. And I have no problem with laws to govern the use of them.

However, I wish the anti-gun people would stop and think about it before they go helter skelter into making more laws. When you make a law, that law is intended to be enforced, meaning more costs for police, lawyers and courts.

Look at the big picture before you act. Think and maybe we can put the bad guy in jail instead of good people. More laws are not the answer.

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