Is Washington State’s preemption law under attack?

Conservative Firing Line | 7/9/2018 | Staff
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What’s happening in the small city of Edmonds, Washington could be a signal to gun rights activists in every state that has adopted what is called a “preemption law” that puts sole authority for regulating firearms in the hands of the legislature.

Washington was an early pioneer in this arena, having adopted a preemption statute in 1983 and improving it in 1985. This statute was used to prevent the City of Seattle from passing a gun ban in city parks facilities a few years ago, thanks to a lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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SAF and CCRKBA are currently embroiled in another Evergreen State gun rights battle, over Initiative 1639. That measure would raise the minimum age for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle, which would be deemed a so-called “assault rifle” under language in the initiative. But the measure could have some problems of a serious technical nature.

The Edmonds City Council is reportedly considering a new ordinance requiring so-called “safe storage” of firearms, including civil liability. If that sounds like a proposal to violate the state preemption statute, a lot...
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