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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

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.”

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