February 19, 2016 News

Paul Constant: “Gun Responsibility Bill Coming to Washington Ballots”

Paul Constant of Civic Skunk Works wrote the following on the announcement of our new gun responsibility intiative calling for Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Washington:

Hopkins was joined onstage by a large group of community leaders including Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, and City Attorney Pete Holmes. O’Toole said that the Seattle Police Department was on track to engage with 10,000 people this year in crisis interactions with the goal of “de-escalat[ing] a situation” and “work[ing] together with care providers to give people the services they need.”

“Policing goes well beyond law enforcement,” O’Toole said. “We all see the earliest warning signs that could lead to the next tragedy.” People who will do harm to themselves and others in their community, she said, should not have access to firearms.

Read the full post here.