NRA sues Seattle over dangerously sensible gun-storage ordinance

NRA sues Seattle over dangerously sensible gun-storage ordinance

Tony Gomez, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager for Public Health for Seattle and King County, demonstrates the use of a gun lock box in 2016, in Washington. Lawmakers in Washington state were discussing gun-control measures like the requiring of safe storage of firearms. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press) Like most gun enthusiasts, I’ve had it with the so-called government trying to take away my constitutional right to keep perfectly safe and highly lethal firearms wherever I want. That’s why I cheered and went around high-fiving all my guns — one on the mantle, one under the couch, two on the kitchen table and seven others in undisclosed locations — when I heard the heroes at the National Rifle Association had sued the city of Seattle over its “safe storage” gun ordinance. No compatible source was found for this media. If there’s one thing a gun safety organization like the NRA should fight against it’s big-government attempts to mandate safely organized guns. Just look at the outrageous requirements in the Seattle ordinance: If a firearm is not “under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user” it must be stored in a locked container that will “render such weapon inaccessible or unusable to any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.” Failure to do so could result in a $500 fine. If a child or “prohibited person” gets ahold of an improperly stored firearm, the fine goes up to $1,000 and can then go as […]

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