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New gun laws push Richland gun shop owner to leave state
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:43:06 PM »
KEPR by Christopher Poulsen February 6th 2019

RICHLAND, Wash. — A slippery-slope, that's how a veteran describes efforts to restrict who, what and where gun-owners can carry.

With more than 20 gun-related bills in Olympia this session, Second Amendment advocates say they're starting to feel cornered.

They're voicing their disapproval with rallies, signs and shouting into megaphones.

Closer to home, two-time combat veteran Steve Krause says he doesn't think lawmakers respect, or even understand why people like him are upset.

"Laws like this are dividing the country," he said. "A lot of the people who voted for these gun laws don't even own guns, they don't care, it doesn't affect them."

Krause owns The Bunker in Richland, a military surplus store where a sign says customers feel like family.

"I get people who come in here and to show [their] kids ribbons and old pictures from when they were in the military," he explained.

He says first-time visitors often comment on the same thing when they walk through the front-door.

"'I sure remember that smell'," he laughed. "Military gear has a smell they remember from when they were in, and its something that they really enjoy."

But for Krause and his customers, that's all about to change.

He's selling the store and moving his young family to Arizona, somewhere he says they take the Second-Amendment seriously.

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Re: New gun laws push Richland gun shop owner to leave state
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 09:26:02 AM »
The three states of our west coast seem to be beyond redemption. Sane people, move out while you can!
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