School of Public Health

From both sides, islanders face complexities of gun violence

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A retired psychologist who lives on Maury Island, Margy Heldring and her friends organized the first meeting of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, a grassroots organization that today boasts nearly 900 members belonging to chapters in multiple American cities. Together they advocate for the closing of gun sale loopholes, universal background checks for the purchase of a firearm, safe gun storage and the banning of assault-style weapons. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, associate professor of epidemiology, is quoted.