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Firearms storage struck down again

In addition, city can also no longer enforce fines


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 9:03am

Brian Soergel

From July 2018: City Councilmember Mike Nelson, a gun owner, shows how he opens his secure lock box at a news conference in Edmonds.

When Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Anita L. Farris ruled that the city of Edmonds could not regulate firearms storage in violation of the state's preemption law in November 2019, she did allow the city to enforce fines for unauthorized access.

On Monday, Feb. 22, the State Court Appeals ruled against that provision, as well as affirming Farris' previous ruling about storage.

The ruling was a another victory for gun owners and Edmonds' residents Brett Bass, Swan Seaberg, and Curtis McCullough, who had filed a lawsuit against the Edmonds ordinance 4120 that would make it a civil infra...

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