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A Chapter Affiliate of Alliance for Gun Responsibility in Washington State

For current news and events see our Facebook Page

The link is at the bottom right of this page

 Upcoming Events

July 4th parade in Anacortes   Click here for information

National Night Out on August 6th     Click here for info

2024 Legislative Session Roundup

Click here  to see the accomplishments and things to look for soon



For a quickie review of SaSS and some gun legislation, listen to Diane ably addressing both during her 15 minute interview January 24 on KSVR. It went so fast, she'll be back at the end of the 2024 legislative session to review what happened. Thank you Diane!

To listen go to and click on the drop down menu labeled 'All Shows'; select 'Skagit Talks - Wednesday', then select 'Wednesday, January 24, 2024 5:30 pm'.

Jon Stewart on America's Gun Problem

A YouTube video from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Who We Are


     Safe and Sane Skagit is a grass roots organization of local people who have a concern about gun violence in our communities. We are searching for and acting on ways to impact the legislative and cultural processes in order to bring more safety and sanity to firearm use and availability.

Should we be concerned about Gun Violence in Skagit County?

Here's some of the events that have happened HERE:


6/2024 - Two men, 18 & 24 YO, were each hit by gunfire several times in a drive-by shooting in Mount Vernon

4/2024 - 42 YO shoots, kills  28 year old during altercation in Mount Vernon

4/2023 - Man shot in West Mount Vernon

3/2023 - Man and Woman shot in car near Riverside Dr. in Mount Vernon

1/2023 - Drive-by shooting of two teens on Division St. in Mount Vernon

7/2022 - Man shot in apartment in Burlington

7/2022 - Five shot inside Mount Vernon Walmart

2/2022 - Officer involved shooting in Sedro Woolley

2021 - Woman shot near Big Lake over a political sign

5/2021 - Gang shooting in Burlington on the 17th and another on the 21st

4/2017 - 16 year old girl shot in Burlington

2/2017 - 2 shootings in Sedro Woolley, one a suicide

12/2016 - Officer shot at LaVenture and Fir streets, blinded

10/2016 - Man shot on Puget street in Sedro Woolly

9/2016 - Cascade Mall shooting - five dead

3/2015 - Taxi Driver murdered in Mount Vernon

9/2008- Shooting spree leaves 6 dead and 2 injured

The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500  law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group with no affiliation with any advocacy organization.  -    Check out their website by clicking here.

What happens when the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) is underfunded? 
Read this Seattle Times article about a local gun shop.
"Skagit County gun shop may have been worst in U.S."

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