A great way to get the pro-gun point of view across to the general public is by writing letters to the editor of your local paper. One does not need to be a professional writer to get a letter published. In fact, most professional writers do not understand the gun issue as well as you do.

Here are some key points to remember when writing a letter to the editor: Keep it short, 100 words or less. Keep it clear, express a forceful opinion on one side of the issue, no waffling. Focus on the facts, avoid personal attacks on the other side. Use tact and common sense, letters that are rude or appear prejudiced will never be published. Finally, never send letters to the editor anonymously, always include your name and telephone number.

Even if your local paper has a horrible track record of being for gun control they will still print opposing views in the editorials. Further, even if your letter is not published keep writing, it shows that there is a strong, intelligent pro-gun part of the community.

If you need help with this, or more information, please call CCRKBA at (425) 454-4911.