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.

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