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 that include gun shows; trigger locks and storage requirements; and microstamping technology on all firearms to improve the capability of police to trace fired bullets.
Councilmember Tim Burgess, who introduced the gun-safety amendment, cited research on gun violence showing that states with just three regulations — an assault-weapons ban and requirements for trigger locks and safe storage — have lower levels of gun deaths per capita than states without those protections.
The amendment passed unanimously.
But, the legislature remains the problem. Even with Democrats in Olympia outnumbering Republicans, it's going to take much, much more than just a lobbying resolution to get any of these ideas approved. Upset by that? Find your legislator.