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Newtown anniversary a call to action in gun-rights duel

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When the campaign manager for Washington’s gun background-check initiative took the stage at a “strategy summit” this week, he asked everyone to close their eyes and recall the moment they heard about the shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Dec. 14.

“The first thing you probably felt was some mix of horror, then anger, outrage, and then maybe a little bit of horror again,” Zach Silk said. “And if you’re like me, you also felt like somebody needed to do something.”

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