The Spokane Spokesman-Review reported yesterday that the overwhelming majority of financial support for Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure pushed by the Seattle-based Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), comes from just ten zip codes in and around — surprise! — the Seattle area.
Veteran political reporter Jim Camden even put together a map showing where the big bucks neighborhoods are located. For grassroots gun rights activists who are suddenly fired up in the wake of billionaire Paul Allen’s half-million-dollar donation last week, this clarifies the situation. Examiner has alluded to this “Seattle-centric” support base many times, but Camden has given it visual reality.
It boils down to wealthy elitists using the power of their money in an attempt to dictate how citizens in the entire rest of Washington State shall live. This time the issue is firearms, but if they are successful at this, what’s next?
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