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Sept. 25, 2020

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Letter: Indifference helped pass I-594

The Columbian
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Ignorance and apathy have passed Initiative 594. A Dec. 5 story reports “Gun responsibility group calls for new measures.”

Sandy Brown, president of the Center for Gun Responsibility, and coalition member Rory Graves consider the 60 percent passage of the bill a mandate. Sixty percent of less than half of eligible voters is pathetic, but it is what it is.

Brown has stated more legislation is to come and legislators will be coerced by their “blacklist” if they don’t follow Center for Gun Responsibility’s agenda. Little by little we will eventually have Brown, Graves and others of their ilk defining when and where you can exercise Second Amendment rights and defining just what your response should be to threats. You, know, like the coed being assaulted must run to a campus pull-box to sound an alarm, or in your home you must first take every opportunity to flee before you can defend yourself.

Coalition member Margaret Heldring asserts that a “gun violence protection order” will keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable. We all know that restraining orders protect those who petitioned for the order, you know, just like the estranged spouses who fear their exes.

I iterate: Did anyone notice the Trojan Horse in their figurative courtyards? No? Wait for it, Center for Gun Responsibility will bring it free of charge — they know that they can rely on your ignorance and apathy.

Peter L. Williamson

Vancouver

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