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City will appeal gun-storage ruling

dmonds ordinance is different than the state's, Nelson says


Last updated 11/14/2019 at 11:49am

Brian Soergel

Edmonds City Councilmember Mike Nelson displays a gun lox box in a news conference in 2018.

The Edmonds City Council voted Tuesday to appeal a court ruling last month that the City's gun-storage ordinance "impermissibly regulates firearms in violation" of Washington's 36-year-old preemption law.

Councilmember Mike Nelson proposed the ordinance last summer, and was in the majority of members voting to appeal. Joining him were Tom Mesaros, Diane Buckshnis and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.

Neil Tibbott, Dave Teitzel, and Kristiana Johnson voted against the appeal, making the argument that I-639, passed by 59% of state voters last year, is already on the books. That ordinance, however, do...

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