OLYMPIA, WA – Today, dozens of Alliance for Gun Responsibility volunteers gathered in Olympia to welcome the new gun responsibility majority and to send a message to Washington state legislators that they have a mandate to prevent gun violence this legislative session. Veterans, survivors, faith leaders, and other supporters gathered in the Capitol ahead of the State of the State Address with signs calling for responsible gun legislation.
“Washingtonians did their part at the ballot this November, passing the most comprehensive gun violence prevention measure ever proposed in our state and electing a gun responsibility majority in Washington. Now it is time for our legislators to do their part,” said Renee Hopkins, CEO of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. “There is still so much to be done to prevent gun violence in our state, and we are counting on our legislators to make gun violence prevention a priority this legislative session. We will do everything in our power to get the commonsense gun safety measures we need passed.”
Alliance for Gun Responsibility supporters also testified during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 1010, a bill that would allow the Washington State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations and part of the Alliance’s 2019 agenda.
The Alliance’s 2019 legislative policy agenda is our most robust yet, calling for a broad range of policies including funding for research, community and victim protection, restricting access to deadly high-capacity magazines, and more. The full agenda can be seen here.