Letters to the Editor

Time to take stand on gun violence in schools

 

I certainly appreciate the excellent Jan. 18 editorial on gun violence. Kudos – it was well done.

We can all be hopeful that Bellevue leaders and City Council can get on board to protect our children and general public from crazies with deadly weapons. Mayors across the nation have joined together to take a stand against gun violence in our schools.

But the NRA has acted irresponsibly and made many pathetic attacks on leaders who propose further action. All NRA members, gun-store owners in downtown Bellevue and people who are responsible, safety-minded gun owners should step up and make their voices heard against such reprehensible behaviors. Otherwise, we look like uncaring fools in the eyes of all nations. NRA leadership is dead-wrong on this issue.

In the entire world, 85 percent of all children killed by firearms are in the United States. It's long overdue for all citizens to take a stand.

Keep up the dialogue in the Bellevue Reporter. Maybe Bellevue's leaders will also step up to impending gun disaster's in our city like the recent shooting-murder at Bellevue Square over Christmas' holidays.

Dwight Schrag, Bellevue

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