Our wonderful new governor elect is not even formally in office, and is already foaming at the mouth to get a state-wide AWB passed with the efforts of other state Democrats. I heard a quote on KIRO radio this morning stating that Inslee would push to introduce a state AWB, but now I cannot find any stories online sourcing this quote. I did find these gems, though:
State Sen. Ed Murray’s latest task. The individual who had to be most disappointed by the legislative coup was Murray. The Seattle Democrat was elected Senate majority leader by fellow Democrats, only to lose the post to Tom under the new arrangement. Murray has a new project. He committed this week to introducing a Washington state assault weapons ban.
Inslee, again the underdog, won that 1992 election. Then came the Federal Assault Weapons Ban vote in 1994. Inslee held town hall forums and asked for feedback. Ultimately, the way Inslee saw it, it came down to his job security or the life of a child.
The night before the vote, he told his wife: “Tomorrow the assault weapons ban is probably going to cost me my job.”
Trudi responded, “So be it.”
That fall, Inslee was voted out of Congress, flushed out by the Republican wave of ’94 along with five other Washington state Democrats.
Inslee, along with the rest of the state and national Democrats, apparently did not get the hint the first time around.
Edited by mancat, 14 January 2013 - 03:08 PM.