Mayor Durkan proposes new Seattle gun control legislation

Mayor Durkan proposes new Seattle gun control legislation

Mayor Jenny Durkan is proposing new Seattle gun control legislation to tighten regulations around safe storage of firearms. It will also penalize gun owners who fail to report lost or stolen guns, or if their firearms are misused by an “unauthorized user.” “The level of gun violence in our communities is not normal, and we can never think it is inevitable,” Mayor Durkan said. “We – and especially our children – should not have to live like this. With Congress in the grip of the D.C. gun lobby and too many state legislatures failing to act, our cities must lead the way – and we must all continue to demand action that saves lives.” The proposal is being sent to the city council for consideration. It requires that guns are safely stored while not under the control of the owner or lawfully authorized user. It will also increase civil penalties for failure to report a firearm that is lost or stolen, or is improperly used. Violation of the regulations will result in a civil infraction. The proposal states: Safe storage: Guns should be stored in a locked container, and rendered as unusable to any person other than the owner or authorized user. Unauthorized access prevention: It will be a civil infraction if a minor, at-risk, or prohibited person obtains a firearm when the owner should have reasonably known they would have access to it. Violation of the safe-storage law, or the unauthorized access regulation could result in a fine […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.