It’s time to demonstrate that progress is possible | Letter to the editor

A Kirkland resident is concerned about the use of a recent image in an editorial page cartoon.

I’m disappointed the Reporter chose to use an image of a semi-automatic hand gun in an editorial page cartoon suggesting that banning bump stocks would have no effect on school and other public shootings.

The obvious difference between the 15-round capacity of the depicted handgun and a bump-stock equipped assault rifle is in the potential to deliver a greater number of bullets in the same time period. If someone goes to the trouble to purchase and install a bump stock, they are likely to also obtain and use a high-capacity magazine.

Reducing the lethal capacity of assault rifles sold to the general public seems a reasonable path for lawmakers. It’s time to demonstrate that progress is possible.

Ira Worden,

Kirkland

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