Washington CeaseFire

Dedicated to reducing gun violence since 1983.

Gun violence is our nation’s most neglected public health issue.

Since the year 2000 a half million Americans have died from gun violence; more than all US combat deaths combined since the end of the Civil War.

According to a recent article in Mother Jones Magazine, gun violence carries a staggering annual cost of $229 billion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are forbidden from conducting research on the issue. In some states like Florida it’s illegal for doctors to ask their patients if there is a gun in the home.

Click here to learn about Ceasefire's New "West Coast Wall" Campaign Banning Military Style Assault Weapons

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Gun Safety Washington is a new Political Action Committee that's dedicated to helping Washington State Democrats regain control of the State Senate. Currently the Republicans have a 26-23 advantage which allows them to effectively block any and all reasonable gun safety legislation in this state. We are hopeful with your support that this year we can turn things around and begin to pass a number of common sense gun safety laws including a ban of military style assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips.

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For over 30 years Washington CeaseFire has been the most prominent citizen activist group to lead the fight on reducing gun violence in Washington state.

— In 2009 we fought and won new legislation in Olympia that prevented access to guns for some 5,000 Washington residents who were involuntary committed for mental illness for at least thirty days.

— In 2012 we started a gun free zone program that well over 100 local businesses continue to uphold to this day.

— In 2013 we gathered more signatures for the I-594 universal background check initiative than any other volunteer group.

— In 2014 we lead the nation in an aggressive safe storage ASK campaign (Asking Saves Kids) which involved social media, radio and transit advertising along with dozens of presentation to neighborhood PTA’s.

— Annually we engage with the community to help us plant daffodils in Seattle parks to honor the lives lost in our state due to gun violence.