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Gun permits not reassuring

It’s reassuring to know that, according to Rob Leach (July 12), should I find myself seated next to a patron legally carrying a loaded firearm at a concert or game at a Spokane public facility, I should have no worries because that person, instead of being an unstable paranoid as I might first assume, is sure to be responsible and would never use the firearm in an aggressive manner, but only for defensive purposes.

However, as I have only Leach’s word for that, and as I have no wish to become collateral damage, I would skedaddle quickly from the venue and ask for my money back.

Ted Wert

Sagle, Idaho


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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.