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August 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Seattle businesses go gun-free

The power of the purse

I congratulate Mayor Mike McGinn for the idea of gun-free business in Seattle. [“Business ‘gun free’ program launches,” page one, Aug. 19.]

I personally will limit my shopping to those businesses to the greatest degree possible.

Fortunately, most of us know the difference between voluntary compliance and a ban on guns. The power of the purse will be a determining factor.

If I am out hunting or target practicing, a gun is appropriate, but just to show how tough I am by carrying one around so I can lay it out on the table or in my waistband is inviting trouble.

Vicki Decker, Bothell

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