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Seattle City Council Takes Front Seat in Coming Gun Battle

Posted: Jan. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
City of Seattle

Striking well before the inevitable gun debate that will once more grip the country following several recent shootings not the least of which includes the Connecticut massacre, the Seattle City Council has moved to instate Regan-esque assault weapons and large cartridge bans in the near future in addition to several other regulations sure to spark dramatic controversy over the subject.

The Seattle City Council today amended its annual legislative agenda to include several gun-safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday that left 27 people dead, including 20 children.

 

The council called on its city lobbyists to seek in the 2013 Legislature a ban on all assault weapons, a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, universal background checks including at gun shows, trigger locks and storage requirements, and micro-stamping technology on all firearms to improve the capability of police to trace fired bullets.

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