Seattle Mayor requires gun owners to store weapons in locked containers

Seattle Mayor requires gun owners to store weapons in locked containers

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Photo: KGMI SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to pass legislation proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan to require gun owners to lock up their firearms. The Seattle Times reports that starting in 180 days it will be a civil infraction to store a gun without the firearm being secured in a locked container. The legislation allows fines up to $500 when a gun isn’t locked up, up to $1,000 when a prohibited person accesses a firearm and up to $10,000 when a prohibited person uses the weapon to hurt someone or commit a crime.

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