By Tom Knighton
The NRA’s job is to fight for the rights of ordinary gun owners, a fact that has earned it a fair bit of scorn through the years. Especially this year.
However, despite all the negative press, it’s clear that the NRA isn’t backing down from its responsibilities. In fact, it’s taking aim at yet another Washington state town looking to require so-called “safe storage” of personally owned firearms.
The National Rifle Association and Second Amendment Foundation filed a suit against a second city in Washington State this week.
In the lawsuit, the gun-rights groups claimed that the city of Edmonds, Wash., violated the state’s preemption law by passing their own ordinance requiring gun owners to store their firearms so that they are locked and inaccessible when the owner isn’t actively carrying or using them. The plaintiffs claimed that the city’s ordinance could hamper residents’ ability to defend themselves and their homes. The gun-rights groups said that when the ordinance goes into effect on August 23, 2018, their members as well as the two local residents who signed on to the suit could face up to $10,000 in fines per infraction.
The NRA said it opposed the ordinance and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms