Second Amendment Foundation suing Seattle for gun storage law

Second Amendment Foundation suing Seattle for gun storage law

The City of Seattle’s new gun storage law fines gun owners for failing to securely store their firearms. (SPD) The City of Seattle is about to face a lawsuit over its new gun storage law. The law , passed by the Seattle City Council earlier this month, establishes penalties for gun owners who do not store their guns in locked, secure containers, and could fine gun owners up to $10,000 if the gun is stolen and used to commit a crime. Alan Gottlieb of the gun rights group Second Amendment Foundation told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson that the foundation intends to sue the City of Seattle on the grounds that state law prevents cities and counties from passing firearm laws that differ from the state gun control policy . “It’s illegal, and the City of Seattle shouldn’t be passing laws that are illegal,” he said. “If their concerns are stopping crimes and violence, you don’t pass an illegal law — it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.” Gottlieb stated that any political leader who willingly breaks laws “shouldn’t be in office.” “I thought a much better approach would be an educational campaign,” he said. In fact, Gottlieb met with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and suggested as an alternative a program that would teach people how to safely store guns, spread suicide prevention information, and provide safe storage devices for people who can’t afford them. “Unfortunately, she totally ignored my advice,” he said, adding, “It’s more like, just stick your fingers […]

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