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File #: 2018-0373    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/30/2018 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: 10/1/2018 Final action: 10/1/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18806
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the secure storage of firearms; adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 12 and prescribing penalties.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Firearms
Code sections: 12 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18806.pdf, 2. 2018-0373_SR_Firearm_Ammunition_Storage.docx, 3. 2018-0373-ATT1-ProposedOrdinance.pdf, 4. 2018-0373-ATT3-5 main types of locking devices and where to purchase them - King County.pdf, 5. 2018-0373-ATT4-Initiative-1639.pdf, 6. 2018-0373-ATT5-City of Seattle Signed Ordinance 125620.pdf, 7. 2018-0373_ATT2-AMD1_Correction_Violation Ritzen 09-10-18_FINAL.docx, 8. 2018-0373_AMD2_Civil_Penalty with MCH changes AKedits wo comments Ritzen 09-11-18 FINAL.docx, 9. 2018-0373 hearing notice.doc, 10. 2018-0373_Revised_SR_Firearm_Ammunition_Storage.docx, 11. 2018-0373 amendments.pdf, 12. 2018-0373 Affidavit of Publishing Seattle Times 9-19-18.pdf
Staff: Kim, Andrew
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the secure storage of firearms; adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 12 and prescribing penalties.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research, also known as WONDER, in the United States, thirty-six thousand two hundred forty-seven people died in 2015 as a result of firearms. That is just fewer than the thirty-eight thousand eight hundred eighteen death resulting from motor vehicle incidents. Of those firearm deaths, sixty-one percent were suicides and thirty-six percent were homicides.
2. The Washington state Department of Health data show that in 2015, firearms were the third leading cause of injury-related death in Washington state, killing approximately seven hundred fourteen Washington residents. Of these firearm deaths, seventy-five percent were suicides and firearm suicides accounted for forty-seven percent of all suicides in Washington state in 2015. During the same period, one hundred forty-six King County residents died from a firearm injury, including six youth age seventeen and younger.
3. According to the 2015 Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Annual Report, sixty-two percent of homicides in Washington state were committed with firearms.
4. The Washington state Department of Health data also indicate that thirty-nine youth, age seventeen and younger, died as a result of firearms in 2015. That is the equivalent of a child or teen being killed by gunfire every nine days. An additional thirty children were hospitalized. In King County, six youth died as a result of firearms in 2015 and nine other youth were hospitalized in King County during that period.
5. The Washington state Department of Health data show that in 2015 twenty-eight homicides occurred among youth, age seventeen and younger and of those, seventeen, which is sixty-one percent, died as a result of firearm homicides.
6. Between 20...

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