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By Lewis McFarland

Morals need action

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I believe purchasing a military type semi-automatic weapon with a large shell clip is a moral decision. By purchasing a weapon that is only designed to kill people, you are saying you are willing do so.

If the gun lobby wants to make a moral decision, perhaps they should promote a state tax on guns and ammo to support mental health services and mandatory gun handling training. I have heard several representatives of the gun lobby say that we need more mental health services. So put up or shut up.

Another thing the gun lobby could do is support in the Washington State Legislature a bill to allow local municipalities the right to control guns and ammo in their districts....

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