Letter: Reasonable rules could make gun ownership safer

March 27, 2013 

I own a car. That is my right. I register that car with the state and maintain a license from the state to operate that car. For the sake of well regulated traffic, there are many laws in place that have saved thousands of lives over the last century.

It is time for Congress and state legislatures to pass reasonable rules regulating gun safety so our grandchildren can enjoy the fruits of liberty in safety. Let's start by passing comprehensive background checks and limitations on the types of unreasonably lethal equipment available for sale.

Over the years we have made car ownership safer. It is time to start the same process with weapons.

DOUGLAS KELLOGG, Richland

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