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

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.

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

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