Re: Fast Focus (July 1) The only "gun control" problem that the Tri-Cities, our state and our country has is that for whatever reason the powers that be will not focus and act on the real cause of the problem.
Three days so last week alone, the Herald reported on gang-related shootings! Within the past couple of months we have had numerous reports in Pasco and Kennewick. Again, gang related. Where are the gangs in the Tri-Cities getting their guns? Obviously, from illegal sources.
This totally is either a lack of law enforcement and local government taking a real serious approach to getting and apprehending the source, or they are not getting the cooperation needed to getting the information. Get the illegal possession of guns under control and you will find crime will take a big hit. Leave law-abiding citizens who are responsible and lawful alone.
What other defense do we have against the criminals? Our state and government have proven they either can't or won't. Example: Fast and Furious. I am sure most of us would appreciate the authorities' answers to these questions ... if they have any.
JACKIE DULEY, Kennewick