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WARNING: This video includes audio excerpts of 911 calls involving gun violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

On the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, Washington State's top gun violence prevention organizations and governing bodies come together to raise awareness on existing gun safety laws. Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are an underutilized tool to prevent individuals at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms. Family members or law enforcement can obtain an ERPO in response to an individual's dangerous mental health crisis or violent behavior. Workshop sponsored by the Washington State Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Everytown Survivor Network, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Seattle Brady Campaign, Seattle City Attorney's Office, Students Demand Action, and Washington Ceasefire)


Shawn Terjeson, Spokesperson, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Pete Holmes, City Attorney, City of Seattle

Bettie Williams-Watson, Executive, Multicommunities

Chris Anderson, Dir. Domestic Violence (DV) Unit, Seattle City Attorney's Office

Kim Wyatt, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit

Trese Todd, Advocate for Domestic Violence Survivors

Karyn Brownson, Gun Violence Prevention Mgr., Seattle King County Public Health

Eric Pisconski, Crisis Response Team, Seattle Police Dept.

Amie Roberts, DV Perpetrator Treatment Program Manager, WA State Department of Social Services


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