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Record No: Res 31846    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/22/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION supporting Washington Initiative Measure 1639 and urging Seattle voters to vote "Yes" on Initiative 1639 on the November 6, 2018, general election ballot.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31846, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION supporting Washington Initiative Measure 1639 and urging Seattle voters to vote "Yes" on Initiative 1639 on the November 6, 2018, general election ballot.

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WHEREAS, gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually; and
WHEREAS, our country has been wracked by too many tragic shooting deaths; and
WHEREAS, the tragic killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, spurred unprecedented activism in Seattle and communities across the nation regarding gun responsibility and community safety; and
WHEREAS, keeping the people of Seattle safe and secure from gun violence is and always will be one of the top priorities for The City of Seattle (City); and
WHEREAS, on August 10, 2015, the City passed Ordinance 124833 imposing a tax on the retail sale of firearms and ammunition to raise general revenue for the City and to use that revenue to provide broad-based public benefits for residents of Seattle related to gun violence by funding programs that promote public safety, prevent gun violence, and address in part the cost of gun violence in the City; and
WHEREAS, on June 27, 2016, the City adopted Resolution 31676 related to responsible and progressive protocols for police gun procurement, including destroying no longer needed firearms rather than selling the firearms out of state; and
WHEREAS, on September 12, 2016, the City adopted Resolution 31702 related to supporting the creation of Extreme Risk Protection Orders, allowing family members and law enforcement to petition the court to remove firearms from individuals presenting a serious danger to themselves or others; and
WHEREAS, in the 2017-2018 City Budget the Seattle City Council and former Mayor Tim Burgess dedicated funding to create and implement a regional domestic violence firearm surrender program, comprised of the City Attorney's Office, ...

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