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A sincere thanks for understanding that all Christians are not socially conservative.
"Seattle do-gooders may add some common sense safety checks to our gun laws, but it could make life difficult for many candidates here and all over the state." Well...THAT would be a terrible thing, woundn't it? :-) Maybe those who oppose 70% of NRA and greater % of the public will get the message. You may have their money, but WE still elect you. Follow the money did not work for Cantor, and you COULD be next.
Really people. Gerlach and his wife have to live with this decision, and Brendon Kaluza-Graha does not. In the same place, police (yes, even our local purportedly trigger happy police) would NOT have fired because they are trained to think about the background and collateral damage versus the danger present. And they ALL testified that seeing a threatening gesture was impossible. Unreasonable doubt. Pray for Mr & Mrs Gerlach. They may have been found not guilty in criminal court because of the law there, but they will be convicted in civil court. And broke. And despondent. If you are celebrating the decision today, be prepared for what comes next. God have mercy on them. I hope they do not become the example of why this type of response is so wrong. The distance between a hero and and tragic cautionary tale is very narrow. If you think this verdict gave you the right to go all vigilante on us, be prepared to be very, very disappointed...and litigated. Please holster your weapon until the full story plays out. There IS a reason the NRA refused to pay for Mr Gerlach's defense.
What a surprise. We dismantled the mental health support system over 10 years ago in Spokane due to "funding"and did it against the warnings that these souls would end up in jail at a higher cost. And what did we get. These souls in jail at a higher cost and an amoral solution. Truly our government at its shameful worst jailing our mentally ill. Who cares? Apparently, not enough people.
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