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    WA gun rights battle: 'The fight's commenced...

    "THE FIGHT'S COMMENCED. GET TO FIGHTING, OR GET AWAY." — Wyatt Earp to Ike Clanton at OK Corral, Oct. 26, 1881...according to various accounts.
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    Independence Day weekend sparks new energy in dueling initiatives fight

    There were lots of fireworks last night as America celebrated its freedom, and in Washington State — the new ground zero in a political fight that is shaping up as a moral battle to protect that freedom — gun rights activists opposing Initiative 594 may have just gotten a boost from an unlikely source: The guy largely bankrolling the effort, discussed today in the Seattle Times.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/inde...tiatives-fight

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    Replying to my own thread, here's something new for your attention on the dueling initiatives.

    Washington’s ‘dueling initiatives’ story goes national


    Today’s Washington Post blog takes a hard look at Washington State’s dueling initiatives, and the story includes a contradiction that perhaps only Northwest gun rights activists might spot.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/wash...-goes-national

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    Your report on the outcome of this "bait & switch" by Bloomnut's loonies will be interesting!

    When is the vote to be held?
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    In 1997 gun control advocates in Washington State got enough signatures on a petition for a Initiative 676 requiring firaerms licenses and all handguns to be sold with a trigger lock. Voters rejected I-676 by a 29% v 71% margin.
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    But the question is Carl, how did the vote for I-594 fare and when is/was the vote to be held?
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    Washington State gun rights initiative I-591 was filed 23 May 2013 so it has been discussed, along with I-594, for so long that is a question, especially to some like me who have just been following the debate off-and-on.

    Looks like it's on the ballot 4 Nov 2014. I would like to see a pro-gun rights vote as clear as the vote on I-676 was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl N. Brown View Post
    Washington State gun rights initiative I-591 was filed 23 May 2013 so it has been discussed, along with I-594, for so long that is a question, especially to some like me who have just been following the debate off-and-on.

    Looks like it's on the ballot 4 Nov 2014. I would like to see a pro-gun rights vote as clear as the vote on I-676 was.
    So would every gun rights activist in Washington state. But they're up against a juggernaut with enormous amounts of money.


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