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September 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Gun initiative puts petitions in Seattle Times, Stranger

Supporters of an initiative to expand background checks for gun sales have come up with a new way to gather signatures: delegating the job to newspaper readers. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility this week paid to put petitions in 130,000 copies of The Seattle Times and 50,000 copies of The Stranger, according to spokesman Christian…

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0 Comments | More in State government | Topics: background checks, Christian Sinderman, Dave Ammons

January 22, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Gun-control advocates release poll showing support for new firearm restrictions

A local gun-control advocacy group on Tuesday released a poll indicating support for new firearms restrictions — findings that opponents quickly dismissed as “meaningless and worthless.” The poll of 600 state residents was conducted earlier this month by Alison Peters Consulting, which usually works with Democrats. It had a margin of error of plus or minus…

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0 Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Alan Gottlieb, gun control, Phil Watson