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May 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

McGinn considered gun buyback announcement at Cafe Racer

Mayor Mike McGinn considered announcing the city’s second gun buyback Thursday at Cafe Racer, a year after a gunman killed four people there and a fifth downtown. The mayor’s staff ultimately concluded that “it would not be appropriate to do so on the one year anniversary,” said Aaron Pickus, McGinn’s spokesman.

The mayor’s staff acknowledged that it contacted Cafe Racer about making the announcement. McGinn was asked about a planned second gun buyback after an unrelated Wednesday morning news conference, but said his office wasn’t yet ready to announce a date or place.

KIRO radio first reported that the mayor considered and then decided against Cafe Racer as the site of the announcement. The cafe plans to be closed Thursday in memory of those killed.

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January 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Wednesday politics: gun control, gun buyback, Congress v. cockroaches

Good morning. Happy New Year, all. Guns, guns, guns: The voices are growing louder. Tuesday, a group of Seattle mayors — one present and a few former — the King County executive and some local businesses joined forces to announce a gun buyback program aimed at offering a small reward for guns people…

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