Students urge lawmakers to pass gun-control regulations

Aurora Strauss-Reeves, a senior at Olympia High School, speaks to reporters.

Taylor McAvoy
Aurora Strauss-Reeves, a senior at Olympia High School, speaks to reporters.



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

Partnering with the Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Tuesday, March 6, they called on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 6620.

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Anna Justen, a junior at Ingraham High School in Seattle, leads a chant. “No more silence,” the crowd chanted. “End gun violence.”

Sponsored by Sen. 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 so-called "assault rifles" and creates a reporting program in schools so students can more easily report suspicious behavior.

The bill has not yet received a vote.

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



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