February 15, 2020 Blog

Lobby Day 2020

On the second anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Alliance for Gun Responsibility volunteers from across the state travelled to Olympia to urge legislators to pass key gun responsibility bills. 

Volunteers met with legislators from Clallam, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Mason, and Skagit Counties and encouraged them to prioritize gun safety measures in the remaining weeks of session. 

Proposals to restrict access to high-capacity magazines are farther along in the legislative process than they have ever been before. So it was more important than ever for advocates to make sure lawmakers know that prohibiting these magazines will reduce the scope of gun violence in our state. 

Volunteers also urged lawmakers to support a bill that would protect our youngest Washingtonians from gun violence by prohibiting firearms at child care and early learning centers. Another key measure still moving through the process is a proposal to create an Office of Firearm Violence Prevention, which would help fill gaps in data, better support victims of gun violence, and administer a grant program for community-based violence prevention programs. 

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who joined us and all the legislators and staff who made time to meet with us.

— Kristen Ellingboe is Communications Manager at the Alliance for Gun Responsibility