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Seattle Ordinance: Gun Owners Must Place Firearms in ‘Locked Container’ Inside Their Homes

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

The Seattle City Council passed an ordiance proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) requiring gun owners to place their firearms in a “locked container” in their own home.

The Seattle Times reports that the ordiance makes it “a civil infraction to store a gun without the firearm being secured in a locked container.” The penalties for violating the law vary, depending on whether a gun that was improperly stored is used in a crime.  

For example, the ordinance “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.”

Durkan released a statement on the passage of the ordinance, saying, “While we can’t prevent every gun death or injury, we can take steps to help prevent future tragedies. Requiring that gun owners responsibly store their guns can help make our communities safer places to live.”

Neither the council nor Durkan explained how the ordinance will be enforced or whether enforcement will include surprise visits from police officers who knock doors to ensure guns are in a “locked container.” In the event that a gun improperly stored is used in a mass shooting the gun’s owner will be “fined separately for each person injured or killed.”

In other words, if a criminal breaks into a gun owner’s home, steals the gun and uses it a homicide, the gun owner will be liable.

The council did not explain who will be fined if a criminal breaks into a home, steals a gun, and kills the gun’s owner with it.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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7 Responses to Seattle Ordinance: Gun Owners Must Place Firearms in ‘Locked Container’ Inside Their Homes

  1. Enemy of the State says:

    Bill of Rights says you keep yer Fckin nose outa my house
    I got something unlocked and loaded for ya if ya do
    Feeling like a daisy?

    Chances are we both won’t get out of this alive
    So it seems I have no choice now , don’t it?

  2. Former railroader says:

    Don’t ya know that the government can not function if it follows the “Bill of Rights”.

  3. Mark Schumacher says:

    Keep guns locked up? Yeah, I bet everybody is obeying that shit law, stranger breaks your door down and your guns are locked up? LMAO next theyre going to demand that ammo be at least 100 feet from the locked up guns.

    These idiots are living on another planet..

    • Angel-NYC says:

      Yes, they certainly are living on another planet. Today I had to hike up to Home Depot at 23 St, between 6th and 5th Ave. ( A couple of days ago a 36-year-old steam pipe blew a huge hole in the middle of Fifth Avenue and 20th St. The entire area (Flatiron District) has been blocked off, buildings evacuated, etc. due to asbestos contamination. It’s a mess. Anyway, I got to Sixth Ave. and 20th St. On the corner was a group of Gun Control protesters (The barricades start at Sixth Ave. from 14th St. to 23 St.) I couldn’t figure out why the protesters were on that particular corner. I disgustedly made my way through them and as the light changed and I started crossing the street I heard one say “There’s a Gun Range right there on 20th Street!…” I stopped in my tracks in the middle of the intersection, turned around and loudly said. “Where? I want to join! I need practice!” then continued on my way across the street before the light changed. You should have seen the looks on the faces…eyes bugged wide…then they really started yelling. LMAO

      • Mark Schumacher in LV says:

        Saw that steam pipe stuff all over the internet, and on the tv news. Really wild stuff, isn’t the first time and won’t be the last. Hundreds of miles of those pipes under Manhattan, that whole steam system is something else, they provide heat to huge buildings around the city.

        But you know all about that, im sure 🙂

  4. Norm says:

    Yes we’ll, I’ll just say my favorite response to this type of shit..

    “The enforcers of tyranny MUST bare the brunt of the people’s resistance to it”

    Who a gonna come a knockin? And in what form…!!!

    Just read Gulag Archipelago, if u have not already…!!

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