Letters to the Editor

Concerned gun sales go unchecked

I am concerned that the various state law enforcement agencies in Whatcom County are going to allow the unlawful trafficking of firearms. I’ve been reading through the text of I-594, and there are firearms that are for sale at many stores around the county. I believe people can buy these firearms without the required background check. I hope that the police departments in the county will take action to stop the unlawful trafficking of firearms. I looked on Craigslist, and I found a lot of firearms for sale. Will those sellers conduct background checks? They need to. If they don’t, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Jered Van Tuyl

Maple Falls