Letters to the Editor

Letter | It’s time for background checks on gun buyers

I am inspired and hopeful. I support background checks for all gun purchases. But national and regional politicians continue not to have the courage to vote for background checks, despite the fact that the vast majority of us want this.

I attended a fundraiser for Washington Alliance for Responsible Guns. I sat among 1,200 people of all ages, color, religion and politics — the Alliance.

Dynamic speakers shared the message: “It’s well past time for this legislation. If Congress doesn’t have it in them to make this country a safer place, then we’ll do this one state at a time.”

An initiative movement has begun, and we can and will be heard at the grassroots level.

Susan Vossler




We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates