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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Series: WNPA | Story 5

Last updated 1/18/2020 at 9:38am

Cameron Sheppard

Rep. Matt Shea at the gun rally in Olympia.

This story is part of a continuing series of reports from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, in partnership with the Edmonds Beacon.

On what turned out to be a cold and rainy day, nearly 150 people from across Washington gathered Jan. 17 on the state Capitol steps in support of their right to bear arms.

Lawmakers and activists alike spoke to an excited crowd of people worried that a Democratic legislative majority might pursue increased gun regulation.

Many who attended held signs in support of Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley), who was removed from the Republican Caucus afte...

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