On Tuesday, June 10, the Montesano City Council voted 4-3 to enact a new parks ordinance banning the carrying of concealed firearms in the city’s parks.
This move, similar to that of Seattle’s, is a flagrant violation of Washington’s preemption statutes.
Councilmen Albert Collins, Chris Hutchings, and Nick Swinhart opposed the ordinance while Councilmen Chris Thomas, Doug Streeter, Pat Herrington and Rich Klinger voted in favor of it.
Please contact the mayor of Montesano, Mayor Ron Schillinger TODAY and respectfully urge him to oppose this violation of state law and this unjust and unwarranted attack on our right to self-defense and Second Amendment freedoms. Mayor Schillinger can be reached by phone at (360) 249-3021, ext. 102 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please contact the members of the City Council and respectfully ask them to reconsider this illegal and unjustified measure. They can be reached by phone at (360) 249-3021, ext. 109 or email email@example.com with an attention to the desired council member(s).