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Mothers gather to coordinate campaign to curtail gun violence


Last updated 11/1/2018 at Noon

Mill Creek mom Marisa Moreno (far right) took a break from her responsibilities at home to take part in a recent protest in Everett to restrict the sale of assault rifles with members of the Bothell-Mill Creek chapter of Moms Demand Action. Members of the local chapter met last week to organize support for I-1639 on the November ballot that would prohibit the sale of assault rifles to persons under age 21 and add requirements for keeping the weapons away from children.

Nine parents gathered last month in a small meeting room in the back of a café in Mill Creek to take steps they hope will save children’s lives.

The eight mothers and one former county prosecutor met at the Newsroom on 164th Street SW to map their strategy to get out the vote to promote passage if I-1639. If approved, the initiative would limit ownership of assault weapons and force owners to keep guns away from children.

“There are too many assault rifles out there already,” Mill Creek resident Matt Vadnal told The Beacon. “More than 99.9 percent of the owners are law-abiding ci...

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