Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Connecticut massacre leads to heated gun-control debates
Maybe in the future
Thank you for printing the op-ed by Matt Miller outlining a sensible buyback plan for getting rid of assault weapons [“Let’s buy back 200 million guns,” Opinion, Dec. 20].
It makes too much sense to ever become real, but at least you gave it a chance to be discussed and maybe the day will come when assault weapons are outlawed and possession will be a crime.
— Jan Hurd, Poulsbo
No one should profit
Oh, Wade Gaughran, of “Wade's Eastside Guns,” you're much too modest [“Run on guns,” page one, Dec. 20].
You smugly refer to the “perfect storm” for gun-control supporters — the president, Senate and the tragedy. In fact, it's a perfect storm for gun dealers and manufacturers who realize obscene profits from selling assault weapons to paranoid gun zealots.
Perhaps it's time for even profiteers like you to admit that there's something terribly wrong with a country whose citizens rush to buy even more assault weapons in the face of the specter of enactment of a long-overdue ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Nobody should be allowed to profit from selling unnecessary weapons used for mass destruction of innocent human life that are not designed for self-defense and thus are not constitutionally protected.
—Fritz Wollett, Seattle