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Gun rights advocates take issue with lack of lockboxes

WENATCHEE – In the last three weeks, two men in two separate north-central Washington counties walked into their courthouses and insisted on a lockbox to secure their weapons.

Neither got the lockbox they requested, but both got what they were after: recorded confrontations with tense security officers and an escort out of the courthouses, which they say demonstrates a lack of government accountability.

Authorities say the exchanges would have been far different had the men come in with a courteous request to secure their weapons while they did business in restricted areas of the courthouses.

“It’s all in the approach,” said Elgin Shaw, Chelan County Courthouse campus security deputy. Instead of a lockbox, he said, “They got a great video for their cause.” Read more.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.





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