The Washington State Court of Appeals delivered a rare victory to the National Rifle Association in a case against Seattle’s restrictions on gun owners.
The NRA has sued Seattle over a local ordinance requiring residents in the Emerald City to render their own firearms unusable — even within their own homes. As anyone with common sense can tell you, this defeats the entire purpose of keeping a firearm in your home.
While a trial court ruled against the NRA’s case, the Washington State Court of Appeals reversed the decision — allowing the case to proceed.
“The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state,” the court cited.
The NRA is working with the Second Amendment Foundation along with two other individuals to strike down Seattle’s clearly unconstitutional ordinance.
“The case against Seattle is strong,” NRA-ILA Director of Litigation Michael Jean said in a press release. “Washington prohibits local gun control regulation, and this decision vindicates our fight against Seattle’s blatant violation of state law. We’re determined to litigate this case to its rightful conclusion.”
Gun owners living in Seattle have a clear need for their firearms. Violent crime has spiked in the Emerald City as the area has become a hotbed for violent political demonstrations. Earlier this year, liberal authorities sat back and allowed anarchist groups to wall off several city blocks in what appeared to be an ongoing celebration of lawlessness. At the same time, gang-related shootings went unchallenged.
An October 4th shooting sent 8 people to the hospital, and caused many to realize that there simply are not enough police officers to protect the people who live there.
“Really, there were so many significant incidents that officers were coming from across the city,” resident Erin Goodman told KOMO News. “We don’t have enough officers to deal with these very critical 911 calls. We are seeing repeated acts of gun violence.”