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WA Supreme Court preempts Edmonds firearm ordinance

solus

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per KIRO, 21 April 2022 newspeek article, quote:
The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that a city ordinance requiring that guns be locked up and kept out of unauthorized hands is pre-empted by state law.

The ruling affirmed a three-judge state of appeals ruling last year in the case sparked by a lawsuit filed by three residents against the city of Edmonds after the city approved an ordinance in July 2018 requiring residents to lock up their guns or else face fines.

A previous effort by the city of Seattle to ban guns in parks was stopped by the courts under the same statute.

Nelson, [Edmond's Mayor] who said he is a gun owner who keeps his firearm stored and locked, said he will push for the Legislature to make changes allowing local governments to have the authority to address guns in their communities.

“On the one hand we can prohibit someone from smoking in a park, but we can’t prohibit them from bringing a handgun into a playground,” he said in a phone interview. “Does that make sense?”
 

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Nelson, [Edmond's Mayor] who said he is a gun owner who keeps his firearm stored and locked, said he will push for the Legislature to make changes allowing local governments to have the authority to address guns in their communities.

“On the one hand we can prohibit someone from smoking in a park, but we can’t prohibit them from bringing a handgun into a playground,” he said in a phone interview. “Does that make sense?”
An elected official, who owns firearms himself says that the 2nd Amendment should be infringed upon, & that impairments should be allow in violation of Article 1, Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution.

He is willfully commiting a violation of Oath of Office, by admission.
 
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