Washington Supreme Court Hears NRA-ILA Firearm-Storage Case

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Washington’s Supreme Court heard the NRA-ILA’s case challenging new gun storage laws. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, the Washington Supreme Court heard oral arguments against the City of Edmunds’ attempt to simultaneously curtail firearm rights within the home, while expanding firearm liability outside the home. In 2021, a lower court agreed with NRA-ILA’s argument that Washington state law prohibited the City of Edmunds’ efforts to (1) impose compulsory lock requirements; and (2) transfer the guilt of gun thieves to the gun owners they victimize. 

As the Justices emphasized in today’s questioning, Washington’s preemption statute reads in part: “The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state.” Undeterred by the obvious, the City of Edmunds complained that its gun-control scheme—not the gun owners’ rights—should be protected and restored. The oral arguments, which took place virtually, can be watched here

Washington’s Supreme Court will render an important, state-wide decision affecting all law-abiding Washingtonians, not just the City of Edmunds. NRA-ILA is already challenging similar gun-control efforts in SeattleLeft unchecked, additional municipalities can be expected to test infringements upon your Second Amendment freedoms. NRA-ILA remains dedicated to protecting gun rights in Washington and will continue to update members about these important cases.

The case argued today is captioned Bass v. City of Edmonds; NRA-ILA appreciates the Second Amendment Foundation’s participation in this lawsuit.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on NRA-ILA’s ongoing efforts to defend your constitutional rights.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Well look at OreGONE, they already passed a safe storage act bill that requires everyone in the entire state to comply with including responsibility for anything the thief does with that weapon they stole for 3 years after the theft date. Even if they broke into the safe, defeated the gun lock and then committed the crime. OreGONE has no list of approved safes by the way. If OreGONE can have it, why cant we???? WHAAAAAA!!!!!! I hope this rule or imposed law gets defeated so OreGONE can use it against our rulers to end this criminal act by our… Read more »


both laws are stright outta BloomingIdiotBurg Hell. And both promoted by his minions in each state. The eedjits in the orange shirts.
Let us hope the “justices” we now have in the State High Court will uphold STATE law and tel Edmonds to take a long ferry ride on a course bearing two seven zero once clear of Tatoosh Rock.