Letter to the editor: What facts will move JHB to action on gun violence?


Jaime Herrera Beutler’s continuing opposition to measures to stem gun violence, including a ban on assault rifles, is cowardly and unprincipled. There are about 400 million guns in this country, many of them appropriate only for combat. According to a recent government report, annual domestic gun production increased from 3.9 million in 2000 to 11.3 million in 2020. In 2021 alone, police recovered 19,344 homemade, untraceable ghost guns. What facts will move Ms. Beutler to action? And when?

Ellen Sward,



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  • liberalsbane

    Evidently, guns are evil to you. If a criminal breaks into your house brandishing a handgun or rifle, you might want to call someone who is also armed and pray he gets there before the intruder decides you are not worth saving.

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