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Magazine ban pointless

Within 30 seconds of the Sen. Dianne Feinstein 30-round magazine ban being passed into law, someone will post on the Internet a “How to make your own magazine at home video.”

We can’t even prevent the posting of the anarchist cookbook on the Internet. All the ban will do is give a reason for the government to prosecute someone when they have no other way to get them.

John Bunch

Mead


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.