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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ex-Smokers Are the Most Vehement Anti-Smokers…

posted by on January 17 at 13:23 PM

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.

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fey, not fay.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2007 1:26 PM

I don't the burbs are very fey, either.

Posted by Fnarf | January 17, 2007 1:29 PM

Ha! You don't know the suburbs.

Posted by Josh Feit | January 17, 2007 1:33 PM

slightly off topic, but id like to point out that both the senator and rep from my neighborhood in tacoma signed up to co-sponsor the marriage equality legislation.

Posted by blehpunk | January 17, 2007 3:14 PM

Josh is right @3.

But he originally doubted me as to this being the only form of gun control to pass this session ... nothing like an al-Qaeda training manual mention of how to easily get weapons to make it a priority, no?

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2007 3:50 PM

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