Letters to the Editor

Re: background checks for guns buyers — Vote I-591 not I-594

A reader’s letter in the July 30 issue of the Reporter claimed I-594  gun show backgound checks reduce domestic abuse, shooting accidents and suicides.

This reader submits that responsible journalism requires substantiation and documentation for such assertions. Basic logic would indicate that such sad events would not be prevented, or relevant to “background checks.” Danny Westneat of the Seattle Times told this writer on March 18, that the FBI does not have state-by-state rejection data on “backdround check” results.

Many law abiding firearm owners do not want any government to have an ownership list, and when told (correctly) that federal law prohibits such a list, think of Benghaszi, IRS official Laura Lois Lerner taking the Fifth Amendment; VA hospital administation deceit and record falsifications, and on and on, all justifiably creating doubt of  Big Government trustworthiness. I-591 seems the better Initiative.

Don Gulliford

 

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