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Will in Seattle 1
Neither was green leafy things.

Posted by Will in Seattle on February 22, 2013 at 5:03 PM · Report this
Ballot initiative.
Posted by Dan Savage on February 22, 2013 at 5:08 PM · Report this
@ 2 Good idea just make sure we don't do it in a heavy GOP year like was done with 1098.
Posted by Seattle14 on February 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM · Report this
I have to say, as a Democrat and a Liberal, I'm very glad that my views are being represented in Olympia.
Posted by NancyBalls on February 22, 2013 at 5:26 PM · Report this
Meh. The assault weapons ban is a red herring. The viable options on the table for reducing gun violence are mandatory background checks and tighter restrictions on high capacity magazines.
Posted by Tyler Pierce on February 22, 2013 at 5:32 PM · Report this
Top perk of a ballot initiative: getting to listen to conservatives whine about how it's wrong to put someones rights up to a popular vote. Why, if you get to vote on my second-amendment rights today, I may get to vote on your marriage rights tomorrow—oh, right.
Posted by Dan Savage on February 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM · Report this
sloegin 8
Someone should just pay Governor Timmeh to run the initiative. He'll do it for enough $$.
Posted by sloegin on February 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM · Report this
OutInBumF 10
@9- We've already tried that. Our prisons are overflowing, we have the highest incarceration rate of any western country/democracy, and we still need more prisons.
I say- Arm the kindergarteners...that's the ticket. Firearms for everyone. It will be NRA utopia.
Posted by OutInBumF on February 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM · Report this
Banna 11
They probably knew about the ruling on the Sonics arena, and knew there would be NBA players in town.
Posted by Banna on February 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM · Report this
Doctor Memory 12
Two words: ammunition tax.
Posted by Doctor Memory on February 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM · Report this
GeneStoner 13
One word: Tyranny

"First they came for the guns and I didn't say anything. Then they came for my freedom of speech, and I couldn't fight back..."

Open your history books class, flip past all the "whitey is bad" BS, and get to the parts where different peoples throughout history have been disarmed, then slaughtered. Then remind me again just how smart you are...
Posted by GeneStoner on February 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM · Report this
History is being ignored and the SLOG is now apparently a tool of social engineering, as are the numerous paid-for sock puppet comments that appear here. Social engineering -- it's the Fabian socialist path to success (nevermind the immorality of it all).
Posted by Siddha on February 23, 2013 at 7:53 AM · Report this
Fnarf 15

The real action, universal background checks, HB 1588, is still alive. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND SUPPORT IT.

I'm starting to think that The Stranger's avoidance of real gun control that has a fighting chance is deliberate.
Posted by Fnarf on February 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Well, I'm a flaming pinko commie liberal, and I oppose it. John Locke's 2nd treatise was right, and the founding fathers knew it.

But for the love of god, do close the gun show loophole. California style background checks now, plz.
Posted by Lack Thereof on February 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 17
@2 for the Win.

Look, the state Dems are never going to back action on this.

You make your own change.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM · Report this
NaFun 18
@15 - seriously. Getting all worked up over an AWB when there's sensible stuff that would do way more to reduce gun-related injury and mortality. There was a recent Freakonomics podcast that addressed this -…

I really recommend you listen to it, Dan and Dom.
Posted by NaFun on February 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this

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