Another ‘town hall’ in West Seattle with Mayor Jenny Durkan – this time, about ‘Students Stopping Gun Violence’

Mayor Jenny Durkan will be back in West Seattle for another “town hall” meeting less than two weeks after her first one. This one, though, has a very specific theme, as just announced by the mayor’s office:

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan will host a town hall at Chief Sealth International High School with Seattle and Puget Sound-area students, educators, parents, community leaders and public health officials to discuss reducing gun violence in Seattle and around our country.

“Seattle residents must be safe in their neighborhoods, homes, and schools. Schools are meant for joy and learning – they are not meant for lock downs and mass shootings. Our young people are standing up to reduce gun violence, and we should listen,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan.

The event, “Town Hall on Students Stopping Gun Violence,” will feature questions from students and will be moderated by KING 5’s Natalie Brand and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Seattle can join the conversation by tweeting their questions using #SEAGunViolence.

This is planned for 6:30-7:30 pm Thursday (March 8th) in the auditorium at Sealth (2600 SW Thistle).

3 Replies to "Another 'town hall' in West Seattle with Mayor Jenny Durkan - this time, about 'Students Stopping Gun Violence'"

  • Kim March 2, 2018 (5:59 pm)

    When will this be?

    • WSB March 2, 2018 (6:06 pm)

      Thanks for asking! I was building the calendar listing at the same time and apparently left the crucial time info out of this. 6:30 pm next Thursday (March 8th). Now added above. – TR

  • MJ March 3, 2018 (12:09 pm)

    When the Second Amendment was written fire arms consisted of a musket, quite different than what is available today.  I wonder if this Amendment would have been different knowing what we know now?

    I have no issue with people owning a rifle or gun that are properly vetted; and I get that there is no trust by the NRA that one regulation will not lead to more.  

    But how many innocents have to be slaughtered before the government to better regulate gun ownership?  Back ground checks and being 21 to me are low hanging fruit to accomplish.

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