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January 29, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Campaign urges parents to ask about guns in playmates’ homes

Seattle anti-gun violence advocates on Wednesday launched a campaign to encourage parents to ask about the presence of a gun before allowing their children to play at a friend’s home. The yearlong ASK (Asking Saves Lives)-Washington campaign will include posters, print advertisements, social-media messages and the training of “a cadre of ASKvangelists” to promote the idea…


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January 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Seattle-area leaders announce new gun buyback program

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine this morning announced the area’s first gun buyback program in 21 years. Flanked by Seattle Police Deputy Chief Nick Metz, Dr. David Fleming of Public Health Seattle & King County, Renee Hopkins of the Seattle Police Foundation, Reverend Aaron Williams of Mount Zion Baptist Church…


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