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NRA Rep Compares Measure To Nazis

The Jewish Federation of Seattle demanded a representative of the National Rifle Association step down Monday, after video claiming to show him comparing a statewide initiative increasing background checks for gun purchases to Nazi Germany surfaced online. The video, first posted by Horsesass.com, purports to record Brian Judy, an NRA liason, speaking at an event last week in Silverdale against I-594. The comments veer towards Seattle entrepeneur Nick Hanauer, a major supporter and financial contributor to the I-594 campaign, and his Jewish faith. “He's put half-a-million dollars towards this policy,” the video stated, “The same policy that led to his family getting run out of Germany by the Nazis/John Langeler, KING5. More here. (Wikipedia image)

Question: As a rule of thumb, it's a good idea not to bring up Nazi Germany comparisons during an argument over far less serious things, right?


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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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