Gov. Inslee To ‘Piggyback’ New Gun Initiatives After Obama’s
Throughout his political career at Governor, Jay Inslee has never missed a chance to parrot the actions of President Obama. Wednesday, Inslee plans to announce new 'mental health' initiatives designed to reduce "firearm fatalities."
According to information released Tuesday by the Governor's office:
Gov. Jay Inslee tomorrow will announce the launch of a statewide public health initiative to reduce and prevent firearm related injuries and fatalities. He will make his announcement at the Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien. Navos is one of the largest mental health centers in Washington state and is co-located with Seattle-King County Public Health. Inslee will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Stuber, an associate professor at the UW School of Social Work, and Dr. Monica S. Vavilala, Director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.
“We know we can reduce gun violence and we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so. President Obama’s actions are important steps forward to address the root causes of this scourge by improving data sharing, more effectively implementing current law, and advancing gun safety technology. His new actions follow the will of Washington citizens who, in 2014, also recognized the need for a cohesive background check system. Background checks help ensure that people who, by law, should not have firearms do not. They make our state and our nation a safer place. We must continue to examine our systems and laws to make sure they’re effective and I applaud the President’s efforts to do this at the federal level."