President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first federal legislation even attempting to combat gun violence in recent decades, on June 25, 2022. Here’s a good summary prepared by The Trace, a website dedicated to investigating gun violence in America.


  • Gun violence is a serious and preventable public health problem.

  • Gun lethality risks can be reduced through establishing a culture of gun safety.


  • Sensible gun laws that reduce easy access to dangerous weapons.

PREVENTION INSTITUTE explains sensible gun laws and how we can establish a culture of gun safety.

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Call to Action – Elect Javier Valdez, 46th LD State Senate

Support Javier Valdez, 46th LD as he campaigns for state Senate by canvassing, phone banking, talking with neighbors, and donating.

As a 46th LD state representative Javier championed gun safety legislation including HB 1739 (2019, regulating “ghost guns”) and HB 1164, (2021, companion bill to SB 5078), limiting the sale of large capacity magazines.

Recent Victories

After the Democrats gained majorities in both houses of the Washington State legislature in 2019 our state enacted significant gun responsibility legislation. Here are selected bills passed during the 2021-22 biennium:

  • SB 5078 Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety.

  • HB 1320 Modernizing, harmonizing, and improving the efficacy and accessibility of laws concerning civil protection orders.

  • HB 1901 Updating laws concerning civil protection orders to further enhance and improve their efficacy and accessibility.

  • HB 1705 Concerning ghost guns.

  • SB 5038 Prohibiting the open carry of certain weapons at public demonstrations and the state capitol.

  • SB 5078 Addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety.

  • SB 1181 Establishing programs and measures to prevent suicide among veterans and military members.

  • HB 1630 Establishing restrictions on the possession of weapons in certain locations.

Gun Responsibility Allies

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