As usual, many people believe that Washington's gun laws should allow for no criminal background checks on any sale involving firearms.
The problem is there will always be someone who has a disturbing criminal or psychiatric illness history, and that person would get access to a lethal instrument like a firearm.
Gun laws in our state must include mandatory, FBI-linked background checks on every sale, be it private or not.
I strongly make the point that now is the time to prevent more tragedies by keeping the wrong people from accessing a firearm.
ERICK DIETRICH, Walla Walla