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Owner of lost/stolen gun may be in deep doo-doo after WA shooting

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Since 2018 we've had a slew of bad gun laws on the books in WA, starting with I-1639 (approved by voters) which among many things makes gun owners liable if their firearms are not secured and they end up in the wrong hands. A Snohomish County man might be the first to be charged under this new law if he can't give a good explanation to the police as to how a Glock he owned somehow got lost or stolen, and weeks later was used in a fatal school shooting.

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Sno Cty prosecutor is already pursuing charges against a Monroe corrections officer who put her pistol in a kitchen drawer, where it was retrieved by her twelve year old son, who committed suicide with the pistol.
 

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Yeah, that’s not even in the same ballpark as the OP’s thread.
Point is, after several years, the state is actually enforcing its "safe storage" law, which also pertains to securing firearms in the home and timely reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

And as a "test case," the same county picked a member of the law enforcement community who lost a child to suicide with her firearm.
 
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