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Chief Best, Mayor Durkan announce new rules for responsible gun storage
Chief Best, Mayor Durkan announce new rules for responsible gun storage
9/13/201812:56

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced new guidelines for responsibly storing guns in Seattle. Mayor Durkan's safe storage legislation requires the responsible storage of firearms and increases civil penalties for failing to report unsecured firearms that are lost or stolen. The law called for a 60-day rulemaking period for the Chief of Police to establish guidelines for storage containers. 

During the announcement, Durkan also announced $6.4 million in awards for community-based organizations providing services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) including domestic violence, sexual assault and/or commercial sexual exploitation. For women in King County, 30% of all gun homicides are classified as domestic violence. 

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