Re: “State Senate passes ban on assault weapons” [April 9, A1]:
After spending Saturday watching the Senate focus on the assault-weapons ban, it’s clear that the impression of gun violence has not affected the view of some legislators. Instances have modified: The best reason for dying for youngsters at the moment is by gun.
One legislator objected to the invoice’s banning of suppressors, extra generally generally known as silencers. He expressed concern for the gun’s impression on his canine’s listening to. But cops inform us that when referred to as to the location of a capturing, it’s the sound of the gun that helps them shortly establish the place the shooter is.
Whereas most of our kids won’t encounter a capturing, all of them are ready usually by way of drills. They’re residing in a firehouse, ready for the alarm bell to ring. Even when it by no means rings, they’ve been made conscious of the truth that they aren’t protected and that we will’t shield them.
Making these weapons now not obtainable on the market in Washington state won’t change every thing, however it’s a step in the fitting route. It’s also a message to the following era that we hear their pleas to do one thing to make the world safer for them.
Jennifer Dolan-Waldman, Seattle, Grandmothers In opposition to Gun Violence