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Arrest of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina puts spotlight on Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation

In this 2013 photo, Alan Gottlieb of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation is pictured with alleged foreign agent Maria Butina (far right) and Alexander Torshin, a Russian official who earlier this year was named in a round of U.S. economic sanctions against his country.

The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina on allegations of being a foreign agent has put the spotlight on Bellevue's Second Amendment Foundation, its founder, Alan Gottlieb, and others in America's gun-rights community.

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