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Record No: Res 31803    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 3/16/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming The City of Seattle's support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students' demand for gun reform in the wake of the February 14, 2018, Parkland, Florida, massacre that resulted in the death of 17 children and teachers.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31803
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION affirming The City of Seattle's support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students' demand for gun reform in the wake of the February 14, 2018, Parkland, Florida, massacre that resulted in the death of 17 children and teachers.
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WHEREAS, on February 14, 2018, 17 students and teachers were fatally gunned down and 15 others were injured in an active shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the safety of all students in Seattle is and always will be one of the top priorities for The City of Seattle (City); and
WHEREAS, our classrooms are a place to foster learning, growth and community; and school shootings and the presence of guns at our schools present a clear and imminent threat to the overall public health and public safety of our youth, regardless of age; and
WHEREAS, the City values our nation's constitutional right to the First Amendment, which protects our basic liberties of religion, free speech, the press, petition, and assembly; and
WHEREAS, the City also values and supports our diverse and civically-minded youth population and their ability to demonstrate with other students across the region and country through actions of solidarity, exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in the power of advocacy and assembly; and
WHEREAS, as of February 20, 2018, NBC News1 reports that there have been eight acts of gun violence on school grounds nationwide in 2018, resulting in the injury of 30 people and the death of 20 people, and;
WHEREAS, the March for Our Lives and Enough is Enough campaigns have spurred a community led movement calling for State and Congressional Leaders to enact laws to decisively restrict the purchase and proliferation of automatic assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons, ban the purchase of bump stocks, and require stricter background checks; and
WHEREAS, in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, ...

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