To the editor — The 2013 Yakima gun shows, from the Sports Connection website, are Feb. 16-17, May 11-12, Aug. 17-18 and Nov. 9-10.

At least 500 guns are transported into Yakima with each one of these shows.

If one determined and violent person gets one of those guns without a background check, at each of those four shows, that will account for four new violent events/murders in Yakima in 2013.

None of those four purchasers will be subject to a background check.

Why is that?