Seattle’s Residents May Soon Have to Lock Up Their Firearms or Face Penalties

Up to $10,000 worth of penalties to be more precise.

The Seattle City Council just gave it’s full support to an ordinance that requires firearms to be kept in storage when not in the immediate possession of their owner or other authorized user.
This means that if you’re weapon is accessible to anyone under the age of 18 or what it defines as a prohibited person or so called at-risk person, you could be in trouble. It also requires that anyone who has lost or had their firearm taken from them, alert police within 24 hours. Failure to do so, results in a $1,000 dollar fine.  
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who proposed the ordinance, said in a statement that these actions will “result in less suicides and preventable gun deaths.”  
The changes will go into effect 180 days after the mayor signs them into law.
Do you think more cities will try and adopt laws like these? Let us know in the comments!

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