Let’s toughen gun control laws

Over the past few years, guns have had a big effect on America and the world.

Some examples: the Las Vegas shooting, the nightclub shooting in Florida, the attack on Paris, recent school shootings and those in some of our neighborhoods.

Guns are dangerous and need to be controlled. I believe the law on gun control should be limited and changed.

Gun control law states, “Gun control laws regulate the possession and purchase of firearms, including the types of guns that may be owned, waiting periods required for purchase, and classification of persons who are prohibited from owning firearms.” I feel this law should be changed.

Most of the gun-related incidents either include people who bought guns from the gun store, stole a gun, made a gun or smuggled it without being caught. The gun law should add this: “Persons who have committed crime, have been to jail or prison cannot own a gun.”

Many people who are in jail or prison are there because of what they did with guns. If a person went to jail for shooting and killing someone, they shouldn’t have the right to buy a gun.

In addition, the law should be changed to make it even more difficult for those with previous gun offenses to own a firearm.

The gun control law needs to be more controlled. President Trump is definitely not doing anything to change it, so I feel the city of Kent should come together and make something happen.

– Solomon Hines

More in Letters to the Editor

Let’s clarify the federal budget process

Regarding Mr. Valentine’s letter (“Shame on us for bringing aboard Trump,” Feb.… Continue reading

Wanted: a better president

Kudos to Harold Valentine for his well written letter in the Feb.… Continue reading

Inslee: tend to ‘our Washington’

Washington is last in earthquake preparedness. It is near the top in… Continue reading

‘National wealth tax’ doesn’t add up to a solution

In response to last week’s letter calling for a “national wealth tax:”… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee, you’re not the right fit for president

Gov. Jay Inslee, cool your jets. You are not presidential material. Let’s… Continue reading

Seriously, your view is skewed

Regarding: “Presenting a view from the right” (Reporter, letters to the editor,… Continue reading

Casting a dim shadow over Trump

Regarding the Nov. 30 “Brighter Side of Trump” letter: the policies of… Continue reading

Presenting a view from the right

You should hear from a Trump supporter now and then just to:… Continue reading

Time is now to support fight against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death that cannot be… Continue reading

Online school keeps us sailing

We enrolled our son, Alex, in Washington Virtual Academy in Kindergarten (WAVA)… Continue reading

Why not investigate Joe Fain rape accusation?

The last two Auburn Reporters reported about the investigation into the rape… Continue reading

Homelessness requires care, accountability

Responding to Michael Colasurdo’s comments in a letter to the editor, “Stop… Continue reading