Gun Owners Help Oust Seattle Mayor in Primary
SEATTLE -- Seattle gun owners can take much credit for the ouster of anti-gun Mayor Greg Nickels in this week's primary election, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.
Nickels came in third in the city's "Top Two" primary. The mayor had defied a Washington state law that denied him the authority to set up the city's restrictive gun laws.
When the mayor announced last year that he would ban legally-carried firearms from city property when he knew it would be contrary to the state's preemption statute, it made tens of thousands of Seattle gun owners furious.
CCRKBA Projects Director Thomas McKiddie, a West Seattle resident, said he and his gun-owning fellow Seattleites had simply had enough of the mayor's condescension toward their rights to be safe on city streets, in parks and on other public property.
"I don't know a single gun owner in Seattle who voted for Nickels," McKiddie said.
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