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SAF, NRA Sue Seattle Over Storage Ordinance That Violates State Law

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The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan over adoption of a so-called “safe storage” requirement, claiming it violates Washington State’s 35-year-old preemption statute, and is therefore unenforceable. Also named as defendants are the Seattle Police Department and Chief Carmen Best. State law prohibits cities, towns and counties or other municipalities from adopting gun regulations that ...

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Socialists, Big Labor Behind ‘Head Tax’ That Punishes Seattle Businesses For Hiring

  by The Seattle city council voted unanimously Monday to tax the city’s largest employers $275 per employee in order to provide housing and healthcare for a growing homeless population. The council reached the decision after a weekend of haggling between council members and Mayor Jenny Durkan, who threatened to veto the originally proposed $500 tax per employee. The tax applies to ...

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