Firearms proposals would make us safer

OlympiaFebruary 22, 2013 

I’m for concealed-weapons licenses, because I know that police response times range anywhere from 15 minutes to 60 minutes for emergency calls. I do believe that unless you have previous firearms training from the military or law enforcement, a person applying for a license should have eight to 24 hours of detailed firearms training, including qualification with the weapon the person wants to carry.

Also, if you have children in the home, you should have gun locks on your guns or a gun safe that only a trained person has access to. The shooting at the school back east would more then likely not have happened if the parent who owned the guns had either gun locks or a safe.

The shooter in that instance had mental problems and, like a child, should not have been allowed access to the parent’s weapons. A database should be developed, accessible only to doctors and law enforcement, where doctors list the names of people they deem mentally deficient so that during a background check law enforcement can also check to ensure that licenses or firearms are not sold to people on that list.

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