Seattle Library rules on firearms

I received this just today which is too late for attending their hearing or sending in comments but via an email from Mike B. we have this:

Category A (Library Specific Violation)

Possession, except by law enforcement officers, of a firearm on Library property (with a valid permit),

Category E (Serious Violation Toward Person(s) or Property)

Possession, except by law enforcement officers, of a firearm on Library property (no valid permit).

So what they are saying is that even though the State has said local governments may not regulate firearm possession the city library is going to do it anyway. They recognize the existence of carry permits but will not honor them.

It sounds to me like it is time for a lawsuit. Email to appropriate people is in the works.


3 thoughts on “Seattle Library rules on firearms

  1. It seems like that should get cleared up pretty easy. I like how thehippies in Seattle think they can do whatever they want no matter what the state says.

  2. I find this restriction equally disturbing:

    “Distributing literature, gathering signatures, soliciting contributions or conducting surveys inside a library or on library grounds, including plazas outside library entrances, without Library authorization. No Library authorization is required to distribute literature, gather signatures, solicit contributions, or conduct surveys on the public sidewalks adjacent to Library property.”

    How do they reconcile this policy with their mission statement:

    “The Library is supported by the taxes of the people of Seattle who expect each of our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe places for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending programs and meetings. To this end, the Library is responsible for establishing rules of conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and for preserving and protecting the Library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds. In addition, the Library has a strong commitment to intellectual freedom and to freedom of access to information.”

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