Edmonds City Council’s adoption of a so-called “safe storage” requirement for firearms is a clear violation of state law.
We strongly oppose this attempt by the City of Edmonds to erode state preemption (RCW 9.41.290). State law prohibits cities, towns and counties or other municipalities from adopting gun laws that exceed state authority. The state legislature has sole authority to adopt gun laws including, but not limited to, registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, discharge and transportation of firearms. Firearms safety is paramount, and while safe storage is laudable, breaking the law is not. The City of Edmonds cannot break the law to adopt an ordinance as a political statement.
State Senate candidate James Wood
State House candidate Diodato Boucsieguez (Position 1)
State House candidate Frank Deisler (Position 2)