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Fired up: Gun advocates rally in favor of repealing 1639

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A handful of gun-advocates peacefully protested initiative 1639 in Richland Saturday.

The group, some of whom were lawfully carrying firearms, held signs, flags and waved at traffic.

Organizer Radona Devereaux says they're raising awareness about portions of the new measure they think voters didn't know about.

She says filling them in is an important step toward eventually repealing the controversial regulations.

"You've got to be able to communicate, so you can't let your emotions get involved. But to be perfectly honest, I'm fired up. I know a lot of other people are very fired up. It's just a matter of educating people and making sure they're well informed," she said.

With 800 members, Devereaux says the movement's Facebook group is quickly gaining members from all over the state.

They're joining with another group to march in Olympia in December.

For more information visit the group's Facebook page, #SILENTNOMORE REPEAL1639

CORRECTION: Earlier versions of the story referred to the measure as initiative 1693. The correct title is initiative 1639.

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