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Gun Activists Come Armed

Wearing an AR-15 rifle, Tim Hanrahen, left, of Snohomish, Wash., gets information on the location of legislative offices from Washington State Patrol trooper Todd Israel, right, after Hanrahen attended a gun rights rally today at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Several hundred people gathered and spoke Friday against proposed legislation at both the state and national levels aimed at curbing gun violence. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Second Amendment activists came well-armed to a Capitol Campus rally (in Olympia, Wash.) Friday where legislators promised to protect their freedom to have firearms and speakers denounced President Obama and gun control. With the Legislature considering proposals to ban some firearms and high capacity clips or require background checks for all gun sales, some speakers urged the crowd to prepare for a fight over their gun rights. But Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, predicted that even if those restrictions  pass the Democratic-controlled House “they will die in the Washington state Senate”/Jim Camden, Spin Control. More here.

Question: Have you taken part in a gun rights rally?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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