King County officials popose new gun regulations

King County officials popose new gun regulations

SEATTLE, WA – Tuesday, King County officials announced a push for stricter gun control. During a press conference, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, and council members Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Rod Dembowski discussed a five-part plan on gun safety. The plan includes new laws and initiatives. King County officials want to create a wide-ranging gun safety task force to develop strategies to reduce the impact of firearm injury and death in King County through the identification and implementation of intervention strategies based on proven public health methodologies; requiring a report and implementation plan. They want to create a motion requesting the executive to engage and collaborate with King County youth and young adults and their family members to develop a report assessing gun violence among youth and young adults and proving recommendations to reduce gun violence among youth and young adults. They want to pass a new law requiring the destruction of all forfeited firearms under the control of the sheriff’s office. They want to create a new law requiring owners to keep their guns in a locked device. They also want to create a law requiring gun store owners, and gun range owners to post a warning on their businesses about the dangers guns create. The warning would read: “The presence of a firearm in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, homicide, death during domestic violence disputes and unintentional deaths to children, household members and others. (King County Board of Health Rule & Regulation BOH18-XX (this […]

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