Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.” (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA Olympia News Bureau)

Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.” (Taylor McAvoy | WNPA Olympia News Bureau)

Washington students urge lawmakers to pass gun regulations | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – More than 100 students from Seattle- and Olympia-area high schools rallied at the Capitol building in Olympia in support of gun legislation.

They partnered with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility and on Tuesday, March 6 called on lawmakers to pass SB 6620 sponsored by Senator David Frockt, D-Seattle.

The bill would increase the legal age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.

It also enhances background checks for assault rifles and creates a reporting program in schools to students can more easily report suspicious behavior.

The bill is on the Senate floor calendar but has not yet received a vote.

“The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was the breaking point for many of us,” said Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School. “I see pictures of the victims and all I can see are my friends, my little sister, or myself.”

Taylor McAvoy is a reporter with the WNPA Olympia News Bureau.

More in News

Bainbridge blotter | Just scraping by

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. THURSDAY, AUG. 23… Continue reading

Island woman not hurt in three-vehicle collision

A Bainbridge Island woman escaped injury after her Ford F150 pickup truck… Continue reading

First day of school at Sakai | Photo of the day 9.5

Students at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School listen as Sakai Principal Jim Corsetti… Continue reading

Ethics complaints filed against Bainbridge Councilman Peltier, Councilwoman Nassar

Two ethics complaints have been filed against Bainbridge Island Councilman Ron Peltier,… Continue reading

Test results for Bainbridge students come in higher than statewide average

School testing results released last week show Kitsap County students in line… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Rowdy rider on the ferry

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, AUG. 21… Continue reading

Welcome back, Maddie | Photo of the day 9.4

New third-grade teacher Madeline Ketcheside (center) stands with her former third-grade teacher… Continue reading

Cancer research benefit planned

The Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique is hosting “Be Part of the Cure”… Continue reading

Expert researcher speaks to BIGS

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will welcome an expert researcher as the… Continue reading

Most Read