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A post on the Atlantic : Parallelism error??

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New post 19 Feb 2018, 21:54
Hello Guys,

While I was going thru the Atlantic, I stumbled upon an article which started with a Parallel sentence as follows:

In February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for a national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the military to be stored in public arsenals.

I am not able to make sense of the parallel structure of this sentence. Is there an error?

Appreciate your advise/comments on this??

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The parallelism comes from the fact that the referendum called for two things.
The referendum called:
1) for a national gun registry
and
2) for firearms owned by members of the military to be stored in public arsenal

If you reduce it down even more the sentence would be:

Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for X and for Y
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