News Ex-Smokers Are the Most Vehement Anti-Smokers…
posted by January 17 at 13:23 PMon
and ex-Republicans are evidently the most fired up about being Democrats and taking on the GOP.
Check this out: The prime sponsor (as in, it’s his bill) of the gun-show loophole bill (as in, closing the gun-show loophole) is former Republican state rep turned current Democratic state senator, Rodney Tom (D-48, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina).
Co-sponsors include Seattle-area Senators Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Adam Kline, Ed Murray, and Ken Jacobsen. Tom’s Eastside suburban colleague, Sen. Brian Weinstein (D-41, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Factoria, New Castle), is also a co-sponsor.
The bill has been referred to the Kohl-Welles’s Labor Commerce Research & Development Committee.
I guess it’s not too surprising that a legislator from the fey suburbs (as opposed to say, a Democrat from someplace manly like Puyallup—like Sen. Jim Kastama or Rep. Dawn Morrell) is taking up gun control. But still, former GOPer Tom seems to be coming out loaded for bear.
Although, he’s yet to sign onto Sen. Murray’s gay-marriage bill..
We’ll see if he completes the big FU, and does so.