SB 6288- Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention
Feb 28 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). This bill passed the Senate and is now in the House
In 2018 the Washington State Chiefs and Sheriff’s Association, along with mental health professionals and school personnel, conducted a study on mass shootings in this state. Out of the many recommendations made, NOT ONE recommendation was for additional gun control- Our esteemed Attorney General was livid that the study did not include additional gun control.
This bill for the formation of a committee for the Office of Firearms Violence Prevention- has many issues. First it is the AG’s attempt to get done what he couldn’t get done with the mass shooting study.
This bill will allow groups like MDA and Alliance for Gun Responsibility, to file for grants, using tax payer monies, to produce a report for Bob Ferguson saying how bad gun violence is…
Community-based organizations; and (b)Public agencies or departments that are primarily dedicated to community safety or firearm violence prevention. The office shall form a grant selection advisory committee including, without limitation, persons who have been impacted by violence, formerly incarcerated persons, and persons with direct experience in implementing evidence-based violence reduction initiatives, including initiatives that incorporate public health and community-based approaches.
Here is the email addresses for committee members:
Christine.Kilduff@leg.wa.gov; MyLinh.Thai@leg.wa.gov; Morgan.Irwin@leg.wa.gov; Jeremie.Dufault@leg.wa.gov; Roger.Goodman@leg.wa.gov; Jenny.Graham@leg.wa.gov; Jenny.Graham@leg.wa.gov; Drew.Hansen@leg.wa.gov; Steve.Kirby@leg.wa.gov; Brad.Klippert@leg.wa.gov; Tina.Orwall@leg.wa.gov; Strom.Peterson@leg.wa.gov; Skyler.Rude@leg.wa.gov; Javier.Valdez@leg.wa.gov; Amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov; Alex.Ybarra@leg.wa.gov
Comment on the bill here- app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/6288