The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously denied the City of Seattle’s petition for review against the case of Winnie Chan v. City of Seattle, affirming the state’s preemption law and preventing the city from banning firearms from city parks.
The legal action was originally brought against the City of Seattle by the Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association and five individual plaintiffs after the city tried to ban firearms from city parks property, a move that goes against Washington State’s preemption statute. The city’s first attempted at this ban was under former Mayor Greg Nickels and was voted out of the King County Superior Court. Under Mayor Mike McGinn the loss was appealed to the State Court of Appeals who also ruled unanimously against the city, following this the city petitioned to the sate high court last year for review and has now been denied for a third time.
For updates, stay tuned to Guns.com. For more information on the Washington State Supreme courts decision against the City of Seattle Guns for Everyone has the press release, while those who would like to know more about the Second Amendment Foundation’s ongoing legal action can find information on their website. For all breaking gun news, keep browsing Guns.com’s news feeds.
Photo: Gasworks Park, Seattle, WA