Seattle plan would fine gun owners for not properly storing weapons

Seattle plan would fine gun owners for not properly storing weapons

Fox News poll show voters’ support for gun control measures Seattle’s mayor on Thursday unveiled a proposal to fine gun owners $500 to $10,000 for failing to lock up their firearms. The legislation, drafted by Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González, follows recent deadly school shootings in Florida, Texas and other locations. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. (Associated Press) The bill was forwarded to Seattle’s City Council for consideration, the Seattle Times reported. In 2016, Washington state enacted an "extreme risk" gun law that has allowed Seattle police officers to confiscate 43 weapons from citizens, the Times reported . The gun-control movement in Washington state has been aided by former Microsoft executive and NFL team owner Paul Allen and other wealthy donors who have contributed cash to the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a Seattle-based lobbying group, TheGunMag.com reported . Under Durkan’s proposal, Seattle gun owners who fail to abide by the new rules would face a civil infraction if a minor or other “at-risk person” accesses a weapon that wasn’t properly secured, the Times reported. Former Microsoft executive Paul Allen. The measure would not apply to guns carried or owned by authorized users, only weapons that need to be stored. “The level of gun violence in our communities is not normal, and we can never think it is inevitable. We — especially our children — should not have to live like this,” Durkan said in a statement, the paper reported. Durkan, a Democrat, called on cities to “lead […]

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