Congress will likely face debates on controls related to gun ownership in the coming legislative sessions. Because of the emphasis on gun issues that Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse put forth in their primary campaigning, it would be helpful to voters for the Tri-City Herald to solicit for publication their views on the following:
• Explain the benefits of concealed carry permits for an individual, and for law enforcement.
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• Provide their interpretation of the Second Amendment with respect to gun ownership, in light of the historical perspective offered by Michael Waldman (TCH, July 15, 2014).
• Express an opinion on the recent FBI report that describes an increase in the number of mass shootings (excluding those related to gangs or drugs, self-defense, or domestic disputes) during the past seven years (TCH, Sept. 25, 2014).