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I-594 a national example

Vote yes on Initiative 594, which closes a loophole that now allows nearly one-half of all gun sales to be conducted without background checks.

What kind of a law requires only some of the citizens to obey it? It sounds like something developed in the other Washington.

We here in Washington state have an opportunity to correct that, and set an example for a national policy. And in the process make it harder for criminals and mentally ill people to obtain guns. While I-594 will not stop all gun crimes, it will certainly help to reduce the epidemic of gun-related deaths, which now rivals most of our serious diseases.

Andy Kleinhofs


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