Good news! Well done sir. I have prepaid legal. I haven't paid a traffic ticket since.I have been working with the Federal Way municipal court to get the lock box program in place. I recently had a ticket (dismissed, speeding) and inquired about checking my firearm. I was instructed by the unarmed private security that they did not do this and I needed to leave my firearm in my car. (Good thing I did not take the bus that day.) The private security inquired with someone out of my view and reaffirmed. He stated that I go talk to the police department, so I did. I spoke with Lt. Nelson whom was unaware but assured me that bringing the information to light it would be taken care of in a timely manner.
I sent emails to the entire city council, mayor and city manager. I received an email from Brian Wilson (City Manager/Police Chief) and was informed that the court clerk would have a solution. Today I spoke with Sue White (clerk) and she affirmed that within 2 or 3 weeks that acting police chief Andy Wong would have a check in procedure in place. While that is better than no policy, I am disappointed to not see lock boxes put in place as they are the least intrusive. I asked Ms. White to call me when the policy was in place. At that time I will follow up with and test the check in policy at the Federal Way Municipal Court.
I also included 'Firearms Attorney' Mark Knapp from Federal Way in my emails. He writes a column for the Federal Way Mirror and I thought that this would be good material for his column as well as place additional pressure on the city to comply with the law.
(p.s. if you want to know how to beat a speeding ticket let me know)