Saturday, September 28, 2013

Washington PTA eyes gun control advocacy

By Dave Workman

When the Washington State PTA gathers for its Legislative Assembly Oct. 18-19 at the SeaTac Marriott, one of the issues it apparently will address has nothing to do with the Three R’s, but with “GR” —gun rights — as they consider a proposal to “initiate and/or support legislation or policies” regarding background checks on firearms.
Examiner learned of this issue Friday from a member of the Northwest Firearms forum, where a lively discussion is now in progress. That member is a parent of a kindergarten student. A check of the Washington PTA website revealed that the proposal was submitted Aug. 27 with the explanation that extending background checks to all gun purchases is a step that can be taken to “make our kids safer.”