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Kennewick Residents Voice Opposition to Council Members Against Gun Legislation

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  Kennewick residents stood up at Tuesday night's city council meeting strongly opposing the recent gun legislation in Olympia.

Council members wanted to hear what community members thought about Senate Bill 5625, covering universal background checks for gun sales in the state.

One resident stood up and said, "We're doing background checks on rifles, but I can sell knives all day long which kill four and a half times as many people a year and nothing is said about that. It's bad legislation because it's just a big blanket they throw over everybody."

Mayor Steve Young says the city will prepare a draft resolution opposing the bill for council members to vote on next Tuesday.

Young says if they agree to stand in opposition of Senate Bill 5625, they will also follow with sending a letter to the National League of Cities expressing that.

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