Washington: Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Gun Ordinances

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Seattle City Hall
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed two anti-gun ordinances.

As previously reported, these ordinances disregard Washington’s preemption law and victimize law-abiding gun owners and licensed firearm dealers. The first ordinance seeks to levy reparations from those who lawfully engage in the expression of their Second Amendment rights by imposing a tax on each firearm and round of ammunition that is legally sold in Seattle.

The proposal would take the paid taxes and use it to pay for crimes committed by others. Such an ordinance would simply force the law-abiding to pay for the actions of criminals.

The second ordinance would mandate that gun owners who have become the victim of a burglary or other such theft report that a firearm has become lost or stolen within 24 hours. Notwithstanding the unreasonable requirement for individuals to have an immediate inventory of all items that are lost during such a traumatic event, this ordinance would further punish victims of these occurrences by fining them upwards of $500.

Your NRA-ILA is currently exploring legal options to combat these anti-gun ordinances. 

Please stay tuned to your inbox and www.NRAILA.org for more updates on this and other Second Amendment issues in Washington.

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    George
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    So if you are on a 2 week vacation, and your home gets burglarized after your second day away, you are fined $500 after you get back. Why that makes perfect sense to me… if I were mentally ill and living in an institution.

    TEX
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    TEX

    At this point the only thing that will get the attention of anyone is when the population starts a steady and drastic decrease in the city of Seattle.

    teebonicus
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    teebonicus

    For all its classical beauty, Seattle is a city full of dimwits.

    Whodaty
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    Whodaty

    Idiots! First, it’s creating legislation that is against the law. Who in the administration is going to pay for that violation? Let’s see some law enforcement HERE! Second, Seattle must have all the revenue it needs, because this jewel of legislation is going to greatly DECREASE sales tax income because who in their right mind would buy things within the city limits when driving an extra mile or two would save the bucks. This is to say nothing of the principle of the situation. Oh yeah, related job loss and increase in unemployment costs. Thirdly, this is another fine example… Read more »

    James A. "Jim" Farmer
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    James A. "Jim" Farmer

    This is nothing more than malevolent vindictive anti-gun socialist elitist “LBJ/KGB” style class warfare! Like Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1968 Federal Gun Control Act, it is designed with vicious political intent to target, harass, and hinder innocent honest gun owners. But what do you expect inside a metro region controlled by an elitist uppity clique of deceitful depraved Democrats? Yes, I said class warfare! Check out and read my two past 2009 commentaries archived in the Ashland Daily Tidings (Ashland, Oregon) on this. They both include: “Anti-gun agenda is class warfare”: (ADT: January 9th, 2009) and “The War on America’s Gun… Read more »

    Rick
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    Rick

    Don’t blame all of Washington for this idiocy . . . blame the Democratic People’s Republic of Seattle.

    Most of the rest of the state wants nothing to do with this.

    Russell
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    Russell

    I guess Washington State thinks no one is reading or paying attention to this… I am,.. if the word would get out across the visitors lists maybe a sharp drop in tourist revenue would bring some sense to the BONEHEADS who have NO CLUE as to whats going on outside their office windows….. ONE would think the focus would be on those who commit crime not law abiding citizens who pay the bills ( their wages)… WAKE UP WASHINGTON…. I’ll take my $$$$$ to IDAHO… I can see Washington across the Columbia ,.. wish I didn’t.

    JohnC
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    JohnC

    Both of these laws are punitive to gun owners without reason. A good reason to avoid Seattle Washington.