Record No: Res 31805    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/26/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION opposing concealed carry reciprocity.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31805, 3. Affidavit of Publication
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION opposing concealed carry reciprocity.
WHEREAS, on January 3, 2017, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced H.R. 38 and on February 27, 2017, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S. 446, both known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017; and
WHEREAS, on December 6, 2017, H.R. 38 passed in the US House of Representatives by a vote of 231-198; and
WHEREAS, while every state allows concealed carry of firearms under some circumstances, each state has different requirements on who is permitted to carry, what requirements are appropriate, and what type of training should be required of permit holders; and
WHEREAS, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would allow people with concealed carry permits in one state to carry their weapon in any other state, including those with stricter limits on concealed carry than the state in which they obtained their permit; and
WHEREAS, Washington has some of the strongest gun responsibility laws in the country, Washington has the tenth-lowest firearm mortality in the country, and this legislation would weaken the regulations our state values by allowing gun owners from states with significantly less-stringent regulations to carry concealed weapons in our state; and
WHEREAS, these bills would force Washington to abide by the less restrictive laws passed by other states and therefore severely hamper Washington's ability to conduct law enforcement related to the lawful carrying of firearms and to keep the public safe from the dangers of general proliferation of concealed firearms in public places; and
WHEREAS, studies by the American Public Health Association have shown that firearms are a poor choice for self-defense as they increase the likelihood of death or injury to the possessor; and
WHEREAS, our nation is suffering from an epidemic of gun violence that kills well over 600 Washingtonians every year, and we must begin taking steps...

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