Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 19, 2013 at 10:55 AM | Page modified May 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (55)
  • Print

Snohomish transit organization rejects anti-gun ad

The main transit organization in Snohomish County is declining to run advertisements from a statewide gun control group on public buses.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
aarmom: All you NRA people that care more about protecting rights than saving lives... ... MORE
Right on Sno County. MORE
Too bad they don't put an ad up that says: Think twice about carrying a gun illegally... MORE

advertising

EVERETT, Wash. —

The main transit organization in Snohomish County is declining to run advertisements from a statewide gun control group on public buses.

The Daily Herald of Everett reports that Community Transit's board adopted a new policy May 2 banning political advertisements. Board members said the new policy was not directed at Washington CeaseFire, which wanted to run the ads.

Instead Community Transit says it wanted to avoid creating any controversies and did not want riders to think it was advocating any position.

The two advertisements Washington CeaseFire sought to run urged readers to "Think twice about having a gun in your home." One said having a gun in the home quintuples the chances of a suicide, and the other said it could turn an argument into a funeral.

Community Transit ran those same ads from Washington Ceasefire a year ago.

---

Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Where in the world are Seahawks fans?

Where in the world are Seahawks fans?

Put your marker on The Seattle Times interactive map and share your fan story.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►