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Seattle: City Council Committee to Hear Multiple Proposed Anti-Gun Ordinances

Monday, July 13, 2015

Seattle: City Council Committee to Hear Multiple Proposed Anti-Gun Ordinances

Recently, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess proposed two anti-gun ordinances and has scheduled them to be heard in the Education and Governance Committee on Wednesday, July 15.  Please contact the Seattle City Council and politely urge them to oppose these ordinances.

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 to 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.  

These ordinances are a horrendous affront to law-abiding gun owners and dealers. By proposing these imprudent ordinances, Council President Burgess is disregarding Washington’s preemption law which prohibits local governments from enacting such ordinances.

It is important that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters contact the Seattle City Council immediately and urge them to oppose these fallacious ordinances.  Take Action now by clicking the button above!

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