NRA, Second Amendment Foundation file lawsuit over Seattle’s new safe storage requirement for guns

NRA, Second Amendment Foundation file lawsuit over Seattle’s new safe storage requirement for guns

The NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle due to the city’s new “safe storage” requirement for gun owners. (Dominick Reuter/Getty Images) The City of Seattle’s new “safe storage” gun requirement has prompted the Second Amendment Foundation and NRA to file a lawsuit that claims it violates the state’s pre-emption statute, KOMO-TV reported . Why was it filed? Alan Gottlieb, SAF founder and executive vice president, said in the report that it appears Seattle is once again trying to pass its own gun laws. “Seattle seems to think it should be treated differently than any other local government when it comes to firearm regulation,” Gottlieb told the news outlet. “We should not have to repeatedly remind Seattle that they are still part of Washington state and must obey the law.” Two Seattle residents, both gun owners, are supporting the lawsuit, according to the report. The lawsuit names Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, the Seattle Police Department and Police Chief Carmen Best. “While they go to court, kids go to the hospital,” Durkan said. “We can’t prevent every gun death or injury. We can take steps to help prevent tragedies. I am grateful that legal experts who share our commitment to reducing gun violence are standing with us and standing up for safer communities.” “We will prevail and will continue to push for more protection for our children,” Durkan added. The mayor also wrote on Twitter that the lawsuit will not cause her […]

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