In the new spirit of bipartisanship that is sweeping Washington State, both the Seattle Times and The Stranger have come out in favor of sensible gun control. So now that the most influential newspaper in the state and the Seattle Times have both endorsed new restrictions, can Olympia finally get to work protecting our citizens?

Um, probably not. Because regardless of Democratic timidity, with Republicans in control of the state senate (thanks, Rodney Tom!) the GOP now has an effective veto on any gun control legislation that might be proposed. But, you know, the Blethenites of have forcefully said that they want sensible gun laws, and that's much more important than endorsing the kind of candidates who might actually deliver on the issue.