Houston Gun show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. • Photo by Glasgows
Houston Gun show at the George R. Brown Convention Center. • Photo by Glasgows

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on January 5th 2016 for stricter gun control. Simultaneously our Governor Jay Inslee also declared his executive order regarding gun control, too.

The reason is so simple: So many people lost their lives to gun shootings— in schools, theaters, shopping malls, on the street. Enough is enough. We need much stricter gun control. The President’s executive order is merely aimed at tightening up the loop-hole in existing laws on gun control. Yet many Republican senators bow down to the powerful National Riffle Association, reject any proposal for tightening gun control laws for many years, and just for the benefits of the gun business.

Years ago when our government restricted public smoking, the voice of opposition was not that strong as now with the guns. I just wonder: which is more dangerous to human beings, smoking leading to lung cancer slowly, or being shot by a gun or pistol and die instantly.

We need to support the administrative actions by both the President and our Governor. Let us stand up and say loudly, yes, to tougher gun control.

T. W.
Renton, WA

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