Letter: Support stricter background checks

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Our U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, should listen to the 90 percent of Americans who demand stricter background checks for gun purchases. She should co-sponsor H.R. 1565 to expand Brady Bill background checks on gun sales. Completing the necessary paperwork for a background check takes only minutes, and more than 91 percent of those checks are completed immediately. Along with our Second Amendment rights comes the right of our society to act responsibly and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people like criminals, terrorists and domestic abusers.

H.R. 1565 provides exemptions from a check between family members and hunters or sportsmen who want to exchange firearms while hunting.

What can possibly be her reason to oppose this bill?

Angela Pond

Camas