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GUNS: We’re not asking the right questions

Letter by Pat Cleghorn, Gig Harbor on Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:41 am with No Comments »
September 19, 2013 11:44 am

The latest mass shooting and killing, this time at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., hardly raises any outcry at all. How terribly sad and ominous for us as a nation.

The only questions asked at all by a few in the media relate to whether the shooter should have been granted a security clearance to gain access to a military installation or been employed by a contractor due to his apparent background of violence and mental illness.

But if that apparent history should prevent a security clearance because he was just too dangerous and too unstable, shouldn’t it also prevent him from owning firearms? And why aren’t the media and the public asking?

Shame on the media, and shame on us.

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