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Record No: Res 31676    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/27/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to responsible police gun procurement.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Amendment 1 (added; 06/23/16), 3. Staff Report, 4. Signed Resn 31676
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to responsible police gun procurement.
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WHEREAS, June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, an effort which calls upon organizations across the nation to support common sense solutions that will save lives from gun violence; and
WHEREAS, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which collects data on gun incidents from media, government and commercial sources, in 2015, more than 13,000 people were killed with firearms in the United States, and the Washington Post concluded from the Gun Violence Archive data that, in October 2015, the United States surpassed 1,000 mass shootings since 2013; and
WHEREAS, in 2015 in Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department SeaStat crime report, there were 388 shots fired with 88 injuries, including 16 people tragically killed; and
WHEREAS, during limited compliance inspections from 2004-2011, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discovered nearly 175,000 firearms missing from dealer inventories during compliance inspections; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, the ATF inspected six percent of all federal firearms licensees; and
WHEREAS, according to the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, five percent of gun dealers in the U.S. sell about 90 percent of the guns recovered from crime; and
WHEREAS, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9.41.110(5)b requires gun dealer employees to undergo fingerprinting and a background check; and
WHEREAS, the ATF states that licensed firearms dealers are the first line in maintaining the security and lawful transfer of firearms, and the ATF has highlighted the vital role that dealer security and sound inventory practices play in protecting licensed dealers and in keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals; and
WHEREAS, the ATF further states that safe business practices are the least expensive and perhaps most immediately beneficial steps that a licensee can take to limit the ris...

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