Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

Gun Rights

Paul Kramer speaks at a press conference on the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. His son Will was a survivor of a gun violence incident in Mukilteo. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo At a gathering in Seattle on Valentine’s Day, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson gave warning to state law enforcement leaders who vocalized plans to disregard Initiative 1639. On the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the governor was joined by gun violence advocates at the University Heights Center. On an upper floor, a discussion on gun reform happened. Below, children laughed and classrooms hushed, in the center that acts as a community hub for learning-and-arts programs. Together they remembered the loss of 17 students last February in Parkland, Florida. Students were the ones to take a vocal stand against gun violence following the Florida school shooting, said Nara Kim, executive director of March for Our Lives Seattle. “Besides Generation Z, our most common name is the post-Columbine generation,” she said. “We are defined by experience with gun violence. We are categorized by the active shooter drills we are forced to experience.We are represented by our countless lockdowns. We are characterized by the numbness we have begun to feel in response to shootings.” Just two days ago on Feb. 12, an open letter sent to Washington sheriffs and police chiefs refusing to enforce I-1639 made it clear — “if you personally disagree with Initiative 1639, seek to change it,” […]

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