Aurora Strauss-Reeves, a senior at Olympia High School, speaks to reporters.
As of Wednesday, March 7, 2018
OLYMPIA 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.
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.”