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King County Council Votes to Support Student Gun Reform March (Except the Republicans)

March 21, 2018

The Stranger,

Sydney Brownstone,

March 19, 2018-

Similar to a Seattle City Council resolution passed in support of student gun reform activist walkouts, the King County Council voted this afternoon to support students’ March for Our Lives rally this coming Saturday. The council additionally urged Congress to “ban assault-style weapons” and the Washington State Legislature to repeal the state’s law preempting local governments from passing their own firearm rules.

Still, even though the measure passed, the three Republican King County Council members voted against it. Council Member Kathy Lambert, who represents Duvall, North Bend, Snoqualmie, and Fall City, said she thought the state’s preemption law was a good idea. Lambert also said she wished more people would talk about the safety of school buildings’ designs. “I think as we go through all of this, one of the things we really need to be looking at is: We’re doing a policy that’s making kids less safe and I don’t think we’re talking about this properly,” Lambert said.

 

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