Washington State creates new 'firearm safety' agency
State rep. wonders value of new state office
Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:22am
OLYMPIA – The Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention was launched on March 25 to address community gun violence.
It is part of the Department of Commerce and is a “statewide effort to coordinate evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies.”
“The office’s work will be directed at the highest risk populations of perpetrators and victims in the highest risk communities,” stated Penny Thomas, a representative of the department of commerce. “The office will focus on community gun violence disproportionately impacting communities of color.”
The office opened wi...