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Washington has made great strides in its commitment to passing laws that help prevent gun violence. In 2018, Washington enacted a host of laws through a ballot initiative that included stronger background checks on all gun sales, raising the minimum age for gun purchasing, and requiring that gun owners store guns securely.

810 In an average year, 810 people die by guns in Washington. More at EveryStat.
#9 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

With Gun Sense Candidate Jay Inslee as governor, the state has enacted new gun safety legislation like an Extreme Risk law in 2016. To become a safer state, Washington can strive to increase funding for community violence intervention programs and work to require training for those licensed to carry a handgun in public.

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Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Gun Violence Survivors Stand With Governor Jay Inslee As He Signs Three Gun Safety Bills Into Law

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