Friday, October 16, 2009

New Gun Law - Seattle, Washington

Effective today, guns are prohibited at designated Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities where children and youth are likely to be present. These include playgrounds, community centers, sports fields and courts, swimming pools and beaches, water parks, skateparks, and golf courses.
Anyone who enters one of the posted facilities with a gun will be asked by Parks personnel or Seattle police officers to leave the area. If they refuse, they could be cited or arrested by police for trespassing. [...]

The rule won't go into effect at a specific facility until signs are posted outside notifying people of the gun ban. The signs will be posted in phases -- the first going up Friday -- with all signs in place by Dec. 1.
Mayor Greg Nickels pushed for the ban and stated he believes the city is acting within its power. Second Amendment advocates disagree and have indicated that a lawsuit will be filed to challenge the constitutionality of the ban.

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