(The Center Square) – Gun store operators in Washington say new legislation moving ahead in Olympia concerning security protocols would put many of them out of business.
Dan Mitchell Sporting Systems in Vancouver told the Lars Larson Show that the bill would run 99% of Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) operators out of the state.
Among the requirements in the bill would be mandating all firearms to be secured in a locked fireproof safe or vault on the dealers’ premises outside of business hours. n addition, the dealers would be required to monitor by digital video surveillance inside and outside the premises 24 hours a day, and those recordings would have to be maintained for a minimum of six years.
“There are a lot of problems with this bill,” said Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, in an interview with The Center Square.
“The requirements that it puts on gun