The City of Seattle's new gun storage law fines gun owners for failing to securely store their firearms. (SPD)The City of Seattle may soon 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.
lan 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.”