Notice of Proposed Rules on Safe Gun Storage

City of Seattle

Seattle Police Department

610 Fifth Avenue

Seattle, WA  98124-4986

NOTICE OF PROPOSED HEARING

AND OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

Pursuant to Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 10.79 and acting under the authority of Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 3.02, the City of Seattle proposes to adopt rules relating to the storage of firearms.

(1) A safe, gun safe, gun case, gun cabinet, or lock box that is

(a) designed to fully contain firearms and prevent removal of, and access to, the enclosed
firearm;
(b) Is capable of repeated use;
(c) May be opened only by a numerical combination consisting of the entry of at least three
variables entered in a specific sequence on a keypad, dial or tumbler device; key,
magnetic key, or electronic key; or by biometric identification; and
(d) Be constructed with such quality of workmanship and material that it may not be easily
pried open, removed, or otherwise defeated by the use of common tools.

PUBLIC COMMENT.  All interested persons are invited to present data, views, or arguments regarding the proposed rules in writing.  Written comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2018.  Written comments may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to:

Seattle Police Department

Office of the Chief of Police

Attn: Legal Unit

610 Fifth Avenue

PO Box 34986

Seattle, WA  98124-4986

safestorage@seattle.gov

Comment may also be left by voicemail at 206-386-1320.