2018 Legislative Scorecard
RAISING THE BAR FOR LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
In 2018, we passed four bills, the most gun responsibility legislation in a single session. Each and every one of our prime sponsors made sure commonsense gun responsibility policies made progress this year. Their ceaseless determination made this another record legislative session, yet the Legislature’s inaction on a bill to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles, and strengthen the background check for those weapons, was unconscionable. Comprehensive, data-driven gun violence prevention bills will continue to stall in the Legislature without increased advocacy from more supporters. Given this reality, we raised the bar this year for what it means to be a gun responsibility champion and made the legislative advocacy score count more for each grade. We’ll also be holding legislators responsible for listening to the will of the people and supporting commonsense gun laws.
NEW THIS YEAR
The outpouring of support from volunteers and voters alike, has made it clear that Washingtonians want commonsense gun responsibility laws. Your advocacy and unprecedented support is reflected in the fourth annual Gun Responsibility scorecard. We’ve also added a new red dollar sign icon to indicate which of your legislators has received money from the gun lobby.
To find out how your legislators voted, search your legislative district or click the link below to read the full Gun Responsibility Scorecard.