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Headlines from Washington
  • Yelm Washington 14-year-old boy shot and killed while playing with gun (5/10/2006)
  • Silverdale Washington boy, 14, shoots teen, plans school shooting (3/25/2006)
  • Olympia Washington boy, 19, shot with gun given to friend, 16, by father (2/9/2005)
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    Washington Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 48 firearm deaths of children and teens in Washington, including 25 suicides and 3 accidents.
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    Washington Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Mothers Against Violence in America (MAVIA)
       800-897-7697, 206-323-2303
    Partners Against Youth Gun Violence
       206-684-7929
    Washington Ceasefire Foundation
       cff@WashingtonCeasefire.org, 206-322-1236
    Washington PTA
       wapta@wastatepta.org, 800-562-3804, 253-565-2153
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Washington.
  • See if Washington or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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