“Our nation’s families and communities are grieving from the loss and fear of yet another school shooting, the 18th shooting in only seven weeks. Washington state extends our deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and friends in Parkland and pray for those currently battling for their lives.
"Elected leaders need to do more than grieve. They need to take action. We are not doing nearly enough to regulate access to weapons designed to cause mass casualties. We can do better if we choose to do better. If we are serious about honoring the 17 lost lives in Parkland, and the 96 lives that are likely to be lost to gun violence today and every day to come, we will take action to keep our children, our homes and our communities safer.”