Mayor Jenny Durkan launched new legislation last week that takes aim at gun violence in Seattle.
The proposal would require that firearms be locked up when not in the possession of the owner, and would increase civil penalties on people who do not report firearms lost, stolen or improperly used by an unauthorized person.
“The level of gun violence in our communities is not normal, and we can never think it is inevitable. We — and especially our children — should not have to live like this,” Durkan said in a release.
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