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February 13, 2019

Why should it apply here?

Gun violence is a serious issue in our country. There is no simple solution to counter this epidemic, but there are some commonsense steps that can be tried that do not violate second amendment ownership rights. That is the thinking behind I-1639, a citizen’s initiative that was passed by 60 percent of the voters in the state of Washington. Now it is being opposed by many people who didn’t even bother to vote or who were in the minority. There are legitimate means to do this—either challenge it in court or spend the money to fund your own initiative. In the meantime, it is the law of the land, just as is the second amendment to the Constitution that was app...

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