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February 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM

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Gun debate becomes reasonable

Background checks good in theory, problematic to implement

Danny Westneat, I’d be interested to see how universal background checks would be done, especially if it included private sales [“Reason joins gun-rights debate,” NWSunday, Feb. 3].

As a comparison, have you tried our country’s absurd E-Verify system that’s required of employers to do a “work authorization check” for newly hired employees? If it’s that hard for a business to do the federal government’s dirty work of immigration control, is there no wonder companies prefer to outsource and work with contractors?

The idea of the gun-sale check may seem OK, but the implementation is sure to disappoint.

--David Wall, Kirkland

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