Good News: Judge Ends Seattle’s Gun Ban
Well, at least someone is paying attention to the U.S. Constitution:
Judge’s ruling ends Seattle’s gun ban
by SUSANNAH FRAME / KING5 News
February 12, 2010
SEATTLE – A Judge has just ruled that the city of Seattle ban on guns on city property is illegal, effectively ending the ban.
The 2nd Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and several individuals, including a gay rights activist and a Department of Corrections worker sued the City of Seattle and former Mayor Greg Nickels in October. They demanded the city repeal a controversial ban on guns in places like parks and community centers.
The individual plaintiffs say they’re suing not just on principal, but because they now “fear for their safety”, according to their lawsuit.
King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer made the ruling today after the plaintiff’s filed a motion for Summary Judgment and prevailed.
Mayor Mike McGinn issued the following statement:
“I am disappointed in today’s ruling. Cities should have the right to restrict guns in playgrounds, pools and community centers where children are present. The court’s ruling was based on a state law, RCW 9.41.290, which preempts Seattle from regulating the possession of firearms. It’s time for the state Legislature to change that law.”
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