Verbatim: Gunsmoke

July 17, 2012 Published in the August 2012 issue of Seattle Met

Forty years ago, if we were sitting in this room, a few of you would be smoking cigarettes. And there’d probably be an ashtray in front of me. And if you turned to the person next to you and said, “Could you stop doing that?” ...The person smoking would say, “Hey, I’m just smoking. Get over it.” Somehow or another we changed that, didn’t we? We never knew that would change... And it took a long time. And there were laws. But it was more about culture than laws.

—Mayor Mike McGinn, during a Laurelhurst neighborhood visit in June, in response to a question about whether Seattle can become a place where guns are not welcome

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