Protesters call on local GOP chairman to step down

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho -- More than two dozen demonstrators called for the resignation of the Latah County Republican Party chairman because of a letter to the Idaho Legislature on gun-control recommendations.

The protesters lined up Saturday night on the sidewalk outside a hotel for the party's annual Lincoln Day dinner.

The leader of a local militia named Jeff Williams told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that Walter Steed has no business heading a conservative organization.

The letter was written by the Moscow City Council. Steed is the president.

The letter contains recommendations from Police Chief David Duke amended and approved by the council as the city's stance on gun rights.

It includes recommendations from stronger background checks to limiting access to high-capacity magazines and the number of guns a person can buy at once.

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